Deacon Michael Thoennes
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal started from from a retreat held in
February 1967 of several faculty members and students from Duquesne
University. Many of the students - though not all - experienced a movement
of Godís Spirit after prayerful reading of the Acts of the Apostles
and other material. Today, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal exists in
over 238 countries in the world, having touched over 100 million Catholics
in its nearly 40-year existence.