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n. pl. cha·ris·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
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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"These trends show how important it is for sisters to communicate their histories and charisms to those who don't take those same vows," Cummings said.
These charisms of indefectibility and infallibility are found in the Church as a whole.
Paul, who writes a lot about the Holy Spirit, associates him with the many charisms and ministries in the Church (cf Rom 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12:1-11; Eph 4:7-16).
(24) The Dogmatic Constitution on the church Lumen Gentium notes that the Holy Spirit bestows charisms and graces to all people of God.
Our talents, our charisms are part of it, but the identity and mission they define in us are what lie deep in our soul.
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.
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.