‘Joy of the Lord’ strengthens 220 at Catholic Charismatic Renewal event

Sister Linda Koontz, SNJM, a keynote speaker for the 31st annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference on July 29, encourages people not to be shy in opening their mouths to praise Jesus and seeking his help as she prays. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

People filled with the Holy Spirit should not walk around like “sad sacks,” but rather put on their “garment of praise” and let everyone know the cause of their joy — Jesus Christ. That is exactly what 220 people did during the 31st annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, which was held July 29 at the […]

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‘Joy of the Lord’ is theme for charismatic renewal conference offered July 29

Carrie Carroll of Lincoln praises Jesus during the 2015 Charismatic Renewal Conference. This year's event is set for July 29 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

“The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength” will be the focus for prayer and praise when people converge on the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on Saturday, July 29, for the annual conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will give the welcoming address at […]

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Charismatic Renewal Conference draws 155 to encounter with mercy, praise

Barbara Lanzdorf-Heil leads conference participants in prayer during the 30th annual Charismatic Renewal Conference on July 30. She encouraged them to remember God's promises and believe that "what has been written in the book of your life has not been erased." The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

EAST PEORIA — With the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis is inviting people to a new, personal encounter with Jesus not once, but every day. That doesn’t just apply to Catholics or people of good will. “The Father’s mercy is for everyone,” according to Walter Matthews. “It is for all of humanity until the […]

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