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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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Ignatius of Loyola, there are two key moments that define his spirituality and charism.
The requirements and names vary by community: Some allow almost anyone who commits to their charism to join while others have age, gender or denominational requirements.
Part of this charism of indefectibility is the gift of infallibility.
Catholics trace the origin of the bishop to the apostles, who believed he was endowed with a special charism by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
(28) Judith Merkle, Beyond Our Lights and Shadows: Charism and Institution in the Church (London and New York: Bloomsbury T and T Clark, 2016), 143-68.
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Merkle discusses the relationship between charism and the institutional church in light of the changes that modernization brings to contemporary society and in the context of secular society and the place of religion as a whole in the mindset of contemporary life.
I was disappointed when he was moved from the parish to become president of Catholic Extension, but I see that his charism is working the same magic there.
Welby added that Anglicans need to look at challenges in the Communion in the light of their charism and vocation.
We often tend to understand the word charism to mean a particular spiritual gift given by God to a person for the good of a religious institution like a church, a synagogue, a temple, or a mosque.
In what follows, I intend the term "biblical inspiration" to be understood as the charism or special impulse of the Holy Spirit given to particular authors to compose and preserve in writing certain experiences of the event of divine revelation.
Francis himself), and papal interventions are almost an essential part of the Franciscan's perennial charism." He suggests that it may take several decades for the issue to be resolved; in the meantime, Pope Francis has removed the Latin Mass from the Franciscan civil war (Canterbury Tales, July 2013).