This label comes from the Greek word, charismata, meaning spiritual
gifts. The Charismatic Movement is an
international, interdenominational Christian revivalist movement. Believers have been filled or baptized with the Holy Spirit. Spiritual gifts are
then received such as
tongues, prophecy, healing, interpretation
of tongues, etc. (1 Cor 12:8-10). The movement appears to have found its contemporary manifestation through the Pentecostal Churches in
the early 20th
century. The Catholic Charismatic Movement traces its roots to universitycampuses (e.g. Notre Dame) in 1967. Today the Franciscan University of Steubenville is a center of Catholic Charismatic activity. The movement received Papal approval in 1975 from Pope Paul VI.