and Sent


days of grace for the entire CCR

On November 2 to 4 the “Called, Transformed and Sent” event took place where about 3,000 people from different continents from all charismatic realities of the world are gathered together. 

The principal speakers, the main international leaders, including H.Em. Card. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., Patti Mansfield – pioneer of the CCR in America, José Prado Flores – founder of the San Andrés Schools of Evangelization, of Mexico, Fr. James Mallon – founder of Divine Renovation Ministry, of Canada, Matt Lozano – Director of Formation of Unbound Ministry, United States and Michelle Moran – leader of the CCR among others.

Thursday’s first day featured interspersed workshops and testimonies. For a clearer distinction, participants were invited to choose from a number of themes on which to reflect: from evangelization, Christian unity, human promotion, to the role of intercession and charismatic prayer in the life of the Church. Involved in the event were several Roman Basilicas: the Basilica of Santa Maria in Minerva, the Basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle and the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campo Marzio. 

All participants gathered on Friday, November 3, at the Paul VI Hall. Several speakers took the floor: CHARIS Moderator General Pino Scafuro, Patti Mansfield (Fr. James Mallon (Founder ‘Divine Renovation Ministry’, Michelle Moran (Co-founder of the Zion community and CCR leader), Pablo Alois (CCR leader) and many other significant figures in the life of the CCR and charismatic realities worldwide. A privileged space in the reflection was taken up by the importance of the call to be Christians, sent to evangelize and to live the charismatic gifts with a view to holding a new leadership to renew the Church of today. Concluding this second day was the celebration of Holy Mass presided over by H.Em. Archbishop Angelo De Donatis. 

Saturday 4 November we gathered in the same Paul VI Hall for the last day of the meeting. After a charismatic prayer, the first talk was given by Fr Hayden Williams. The reflection contained essential points that touched the hearts of the audience, who responded with a clear sign of assent. Fr Hayden said, “we must contemplate God’s desire, return to the heart of God as source and beginning”. Only from this contemplation can we live in union with the Church and with all peoples, understanding that Baptism in the Spirit is not something exclusive, but for all: both among the Churches and among all the faithful. This was followed by a number of speeches urging Christian unity. Among the speakers were also some Pentecostal and Evangelical pastors. 

Returning from the lunch break was the speech – always profound and enlightening – by H.Em. Card. Raniero Cantalamessa. Fr. Raniero said: “Pope Francis is a gift that the Holy Spirit has given to the whole Church, but in particular to us of the Charismatic Renewal. […] What does the Holy Father expect from the CCR and in particular from its service body that is CHARIS? To contribute to the evangelisation effort of the Church. To be committed to the poor and the needy. To work for Christian unity”

The afternoon also saw the arrival of the Holy Father Pope Francis, who – after the usual greetings – invited the CHARIS organism and all its members to reflect on what has already been done and what still needs to be done.

He says: “I know that you are doing a review and so it is appropriate to ask some questions: how is the work of CHARIS going? How are the local communion services progressing? What messages are they sending us? What is the state of health of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the world? Is it growing in ecclesial maturity? The latter, in fact, is the main purpose of your service, which must always be kept in mind, first of all in prayer“. The Holy Father then urged people to pray for peace and not to promote any kind of war, which only destroys.

The event concluded with the ‘Youth Concert for Peace’, performed by the Criança Cidadã Orchestra, Hillsong Spain, the Music Ministry of France, Korean dances and some testimonies by young people from the CCR.

Speech by Pope Francis to participants in the event

Called, Transformed and Sent



We offer you the opportunity to deepen your spiritual life and reflection through the stimulating talks offered during our event.

Topics addressed in the Paul VI Hall:

✤ Toward 2033
✤ Called, Transformed and Sent
✤ Mary’s Yes changed History
✤ How to renew the Church
✤ The gift of leadership
✤ The gifts of prayer

✤ Levels of evil action, sin, renunciation, deliverance
✤ Natural and supernatural, ordinary and extraordinary capacities

✤ The 3 Pillars Pope Francis entrusted CHARIS
– Baptism in the Holy Spirit
– Christian Unity
– Service to the Poor

✤ The creativity of the Holy Spirit
– Alpha
– Digital Synodality

✤ Gospel Creativity
✤ Discernment and Mission


Evangelization – Sent to evangelize the world
Albert Galea – Evangelizzazione 2033, Fr. Pat Collins, Mario Cappello – ICPE and Fr. Giuseppe De Nardi – Koinonia Giovanni Battista

Human Promotion – Transforming the World with the Gospel
François Prouteau and Brother James Shin San-Huyn

Christian Unity – “That they all may be one” (Jn 17:21)
Joseph Tosini and Bp. Leslie Smith

Community – Charism and Mission
Shayne Bennet and Jean Barbara

Intercession – A Worldwide intercessory network
Cyril John and Sheny De Gongora

Prayer groups – Full of life
Andrés Arango e Jean-Christophe Sakiti

Our speakers:

  • Pope Francis
  • H. Em. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M.Cap.
  • Patti G. Mansfield
  • Michelle Moran
  • Nicky Gumbel
  • Fr. James Mallon
  • José Prado Flores
  • Joseph Tosini
  • Matt Lozano
  • Fr. Hayden Williams O.F.M.Cap.
  • Bishop Peter Leslie Smith
  • Paolo Maino
  • Maria Salomé
  • Mons. Lucio Adrián Ruiz
  • Pablo Alois
  • Pino Scafuro
  • François Prouteau
  • Bro. James Shin Sang Hyun
  • Cyril John Sheny de Gongora
  • Albert Galea
  • Fr. Pat Collins
  • Mario Cappello
  • Pe. Giuseppe De Nardi
  • Andres Arango
  • Shayne Bennett
  • Jean Barbara
  • Jean-Christophe Sakiti

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