A History of Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal
2002 marked the 25th anniversary of WWCCR. Here are a series of articles that were written for that Silver Jubilee to tell the story of WWCCR and the people that God has called to serve the Renewal in Western Washington.
It’s important to look back and see where we came from, to revisit our roots and reflect on God’s call for us at the beginning. In this way we can place our current situation in perspective and look to the future with well-grounded vision.
We will update and add these articles as we continue moving forward in the grace of the Holy Spirit!
Building Blocks in God's Kingdom! As we have been reflecting on WWCCR’s thirty years of ministry, we recognize that the blessings and growth of Charismatic Renewal has happened because many individuals have shared their time, talent and treasure. This month we want...read more
On April 3rd, 1960, Fr. Dennis Bennett, the Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Van Nuys, California, preached on the Pentecostal Movement and told how he himself spoke in tongues. It made Time and Newsweek as well as national TV news, creating such controversy...read more
THEN WWCCR began in November of 1977 with a small desk, a phone and a box of used books. The desk was really small! We still have the desk in a corner of the office and it looks almost like a toy! In 1978, the first full year of WWCCR’s existence, we sponsored...read more
The word evangelize means to preach the gospel; to convert to Christianity. Evangelization is a key part of the Catholic Church and of charismatic renewal. In his Apostolic ExhortationEvangelii Nuntiandi, Pope Paul VI reminds us that “evangelizing is in fact the grace...read more
Catholic Charismatic Renewal got its start with young people. During a Duquesne Universityretreat, many college students in their twenties experienced what we now call baptism in the Holy Spirit. Because those college students told their friends, and they told their...read more
"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. " May their prayers on behalf of WWCCR and the Archdiocese of Seattle bear...read more