Pope Francis on the Charisms
At a general audience in 2014 in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis spoke of the special graces we call charisms, which "are particularly valuable for the edification and the progress of the Christian community." He went on to explain that, from a Christian point of view, a charism is more than a talent or personal quality, rather it is "a gift: it is a grace, a gift from God the Father, but he action of the Holy Spirit… so that with the same gratuitous love it may be placed at the service of the entire community, for the good of all." Pope Francis adds that it is within the community of faith that a Christians come to discern their particular charisms. The Called and Gifted Spiritual Gifts Program helps participants do exactly that, by giving them the information on charisms and tools for basic discernment in the context of a small faith group.
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