We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $23,685 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

CHARISM FOR MIRACLES

One of several supernatural gifts enjoyed in the early Church for working miraculous phenomena: 1. faith (I Corinthians 12:9, 13:2), a special form of the infused gift of faith that leads a person to trust implicitly that, in a given situation, God will indeed manifest his miraculous power in response to prayer; 2. performing miracles (I Corinthians 12:10, 28), an extraordinary charism by which an individual can call upon divine power to work miraculous phenomena; 3. miraculous healing (I Corinthians 12:9, 30), the specialized gift of suddenly restoring the gravely sick to full bodily health.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

A silent scandal: Catholic schools promoting morally unacceptable vaccines April 24
A More Militant Church? April 24
How we'll know if the Vatican and the US hierarchy are serious about deposing negligent bishops April 24
Final take on the LCWR: A time to plant, a time to uproot April 24
With the LCWR, has the Vatican taken Gamaliel's advice? April 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21