Religious & Concecrated Life
Charism: Greek CHARISMA, gift, from CHARIS grace;
akin to Greek CHAREIN to rejoice:
an extraordinary power (as of healing) given a Christian by the Holy Spirit for the
good of the church.
Each religious community is a special blessing in our church, with its particular
mission, spirituality, and flavor. Religious communities share much in common with
each other, and yet, each one has its own unique spirit or 'charism.' Read about the
religious life as it is lived in 11 communities with ministries in the Archdiocese of
Seattle in a special section of The Catholic Northwest Progress.