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How To Live Our Cursillo Charism Web


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This is an updated version of the presentation first delivered at the Region 11 Catholic Cursillo Regional Encounter to the Filipino Cultural group on Saturday, October 24, 2009. It focuses on the Cursillo Chaism in relation to the Magiterium of the Church and the Pastoral Authority of the Diocesan Bishops. Updated February 16, 2010.

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How To Live Our Cursillo Charism Web

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  2. 2. How to Live Our Cursillo Charism<br />In the context of the <br />“Charism of the Church”<br />
  3. 3. Living our Cursillo Charism Is…<br />
  4. 4. CHALENGING<br />A little fear goes a long ways!<br />Are we up to the challenge?<br />
  5. 5. Sometimes we need a little nudge of encouragement!<br />As well as plenty of patience!<br />
  6. 6. Where are we going?<br />
  7. 7. From Catechism of the Catholic Church<br />CHARISM: A specific gift or grace of the Holy Spirit which directly or indirectly benefits the Church, given in order to help a person live out the Christian life, or to serve the common good in building up the Church (799, 951).<br />From the Glossary of: Fundamental Ideas of the Cursillo Movement: <br />CHARISM is a special grace, given by God, that enables and motivates a person to serve in the renewal and building of of the Church.<br />Charism – What is it?<br />
  8. 8. Charism<br />From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<br />Religious meaning<br />A charism (plural: charismata. From the Greek, charis - grace; the divine influence on the receiver&apos;s heart, and its reflection in his or her life[1] is a power, generally of a spiritual nature, believed to be a freely given gift by the grace of God.<br /> In the study of church matters, it also refers to the particular grace granted by God to religious founders and their organization which distinguish them from other organizations within the same church. The term is used in this sense especially in the ecclesiology of the Roman Catholic Church.<br />Charism – What is it?<br />
  9. 9. Personal – Gifts of the Holy Spirit to a person for the person and local environment. <br /> Example: Parents for their family. One person for a Small Christian Community.<br />Communal – Gifts of the Holy Spirit expressed by a community. <br /> Example: Enthusiastic praising of a Charismatic Community.<br />Foundational - Gifts of the Holy Spirit that give a movement an identity – make it unique.<br />Example: The supernatural natural manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the Charismatic Renewal Movement.<br />Charisms<br />
  10. 10. Movement – Who or What is moving?<br />
  11. 11. International Associations Of The Faithful Directory<br />Pontifical Council For The Laity - International Associations Of The Faithful Directory<br />As John Paul II has said, across the centuries &quot;we have constantly seen the phenomenon of groups of varying sizes being spontaneously urged on to join together, driven by a mysterious prompting of the Holy Spirit, to pursue specific charitable or spiritual purposesto meet particular needs of the Church in their time and also to cooperate in her essential and permanent mission&quot;.<br />
  12. 12. International Associations Of The Faithful Directory<br />Pontifical Council For The Laity - International Associations Of The Faithful Directory<br />
  13. 13. Right of the faithful <br />Can. 215: The Christian faithful are at liberty freely to found and direct associations for purposes of charity or piety or for the promotion of the Christian vocation in the world and to hold meetings for the common pursuit of these purposes.<br />Encouraged by the Hierarchy <br />Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, no. 90: There are also various Catholic associations on an international level which can contribute in many ways to the building up of a peaceful and fraternal community of nations. These should be strengthened … They also help to form an awareness of genuine universal solidarity and responsibility. <br /> * Code of Canon Law, cann. 298-329 Associations Of The Christian Faithful.<br />Movements are…<br />
  14. 14. Temporal – <br />Temporaneous - <br />Movements are…<br />Not Eternal<br />Happening at the right time<br />As opposed to the Church which is eternal and timeless!<br />
  15. 15. Subservient to the Charism of the Church<br />Movements are…<br />What is the Charism of the Church?<br />
  16. 16. Charism of the Church<br />GIFT TO THE CHURCH<br />GIFT OF THE CHURCH<br />
  17. 17. Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:29-34<br /> <br />Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, &quot;I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?&quot; Jesus said to him in reply, &quot;Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.&quot; Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and) coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, &quot;This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.&quot; <br />Baptism of Jesus – Gift to the Church<br />
  18. 18. Matthew 28:18-20<br />Then Jesus approached and said to them, &quot;All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.&quot; <br />The Great Commission – Gift of the Church<br />
  19. 19. Apostolic Succession Teaching Authority of the Church<br />Under the special presence of the Holy Spirit teaching authority is passed from Jesus through Peter and the apostles, popes and bishops revealing the mystery of God’s truth in every age.<br />
  20. 20. Magisterium - Teaching - Truth<br />From the Catechism of the Catholic Church<br />MAGISTERIUM: The living, teaching office of the Church, whose task it is to give as authentic interpretation of the word of God, whether in its written form (Sacred Scripture), or in the form of Tradition. The Magisterium ensures the Church&apos;s fidelity to the teaching of the Apostles in matters of faith and morals (85, 890, 2033).<br />
  21. 21. Truth – Pursuing Relationship with God<br />God Seeks us through revealed truth<br />God seeks us in revealing His truth.<br />We seek God in responding to His truth.<br />
  22. 22. Subsidiarity – Handle at the lowest level<br />Solidarity – Identification and integration<br />Pastoral Care<br />International<br /> National <br />Regional<br />Structure<br />Servicing Local Communities<br />Diocesan Communities <br />Operating Under Authority of Local Bishop<br />Subsidiarity<br />Solidarity<br />Proper Pastoral Care is accomplished by balancing the tension between:<br />Subidiarity and Solidarity<br />Diocesan Communities and International, National, Regional Structure<br />
  23. 23. Cursilistas in communion with their brothers and sisters are the primary stewards of the movement.<br />Local leadership of Diocesan Cursillo Communities have primary pastoral responsibility (under the direction of the local bishop) for their communities.<br />National and International Leadership are to serve in capacities that are best handled by a centralized structure.<br />Implications – in my opinion…<br />
  24. 24. Spirituality of Cursillo – Living the Charism<br />PSA and the 3 encounters – Self, Christ, Others<br />Friendship<br />4th Day as Pilgrimage<br />To be on a pilgrimage Is to journey through Christ to the Father under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, with the help of Mary and all the saints as you bring brothers and sisters along with you.<br />
  25. 25. It’s not just by doing …<br />Are we living our Charism?<br />It’s by being <br />