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cha·ris·ma

 (kə-rĭz′mə)
n. pl. cha·ris·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1.
a. A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm.
b. Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the charisma of its anchors.
2. also char·ism (kăr′ĭz′əm) Christianity An extraordinary power, such as the ability to perform miracles, granted by the Holy Spirit.

[Greek kharisma, divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]
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Calling for the development of new management models and forms of pastoral ministry, the reform leaders say these would allow parishioners to participate according to their charisms.
concludes with a helpful chapter on mystics and prophets as two key charisms at the heart of religious life.
She argues there that the church is constituted institutionally by the eucharist, while the charisms sustain its life, noting that the conferences had a tendency to emphasize the charisms at the expense of the eucharist, though her own charismatic approach to the eucharist and argument for intercommunion may reflect the same imbalance.
1) However, in our day, I think we need to recognize that charisms are given to people who do not belong to a specific religion and are operative in the wider secular world.
Nevertheless, Byrnes does a strong job of demonstrating that these religious communities, because of their simultaneous ties to Latin America and to the United States and because of their specific religious charisms, were surprisingly effective in their attempts to sway public opinion and government policy.
manifestation of one or more of the charisms listed in 1 Corinthians 12,
It is this analogy of heart, head, and soul that resonates quite deeply with the mission of Catholic higher education, as Catholic Social Teaching (CST), Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT), and the respective charisms of institutional founders are integrated into the curricular and co-curricular experiences to enrich the education of students.
The Gift of Grace: The Future of Lutheran Theology expresses the intention to lift up particular charisms of Lutheran theology for the ecumenical church and the world.
An attempt to "rein in" women who have been faithful to the call of Vatican II to return to our founding charisms and to adapt our way of living to our times.
Given the ever-increasing number of students who are taking distance education courses, it seems appropriate to look beyond the explicit, academic curriculum and consider how institutional charisms and core values might be implemented in distance education courses.
They may agree with him that "charism" is a nebulous and inaccessible theological concept for ordinary people, and they would therefore suspect the long-term usefulness of the attention that religious institutes such as the Marist Brothers are giving to the promotion of their charisms among lay people.
He thanked the religious for their prayers, charisms, and support for the Church; and he expressed sympathy for their diminishing memberships (CCN, June 13, 2006; Text of the Address of Archbishop Luigi Ventura).