Brian Hines address at the ACCR mass for the 50th anniversary of CCR

A BRIEF LOOK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL – WITH REFERENCE TO SOME LOCAL EVENTS.
The story really begins with Pope Leo XIII. In 1897 Pope Leo wrote an Encyclical, Divinum illud munus, “On the Holy Spirit”, and asked for a worldwide Novena to the Holy Spirit leading to Whitsunday (Pentecost).