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An internationally acclaimed author, conference speaker and Catholic renewal leader will be the keynote speaker at a free mini-retreat to show how relying on the power of the Holy Spirit is vital in enabling us to respond to God’s call to be holy.

The meeting is hosted by ‘ADoRE’, one of the longest-running charismatic days of renewal in the country, and includes Mass, adoration, praise and worship, inspired teaching and prayer for all participants to receive the anointing and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Guest speaker on 27 January is Charles Whitehead KSG, who worked closely with Pope St. John Paul II for many years as President of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council. He also founded the popular Celebrate Family Conferences.

Charles’s talk is entitled ‘Chosen to be holy – transformation by the Holy Spirit’ and it will be  an introductory overview of the year’s theme of holiness through the Holy Spirit.  

“Many Catholics in our parishes today tend to think that holiness is for special people and, because we are sinners, we cannot be holy,” a spokesman for the organiser said. “Yet this is not the whole story, because God calls us all to holiness and Jesus shed his blood in order to make us holy. Holiness is not something we can achieve by our own efforts: the Father gives the Holy Spirit to transform us into the image of Christ, so that our lives can bear fruit in witnessing to the good news of God’s love.”

The mini-retreat is on 27 January 10.00am – 1.00pm on Zoom. Full details and advance registration  at