Blessed Maria Domenica Analysis

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The charism of Blessed Maria Domenica

Introduction This chapter the author will describe the charism of blessed Maria Domenica on three sections. The first section mentions the brief history of Blessed Maria Domenica. To show God 's work and his wisdom through MDB 's life and her responding. The second section refers the meaning of charism using various sources of information. To help us get a clearly picture of the charism. The third section discusses the charism of Blessed Maria Domenica. To understand the charism of Blessed Maria Domenica in the different aspects by using documents of MI congregation.

A. The brief history of Blessed Maria Domenica
Maria Domenica was foundress of the Sister Ministers of the Sick of St. Camillus. “She
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This was done with the sole purpose of cooperating "for the greater glory of God,"? conscious of having to dedicate less of her time to the ministry of charity which, nonetheless, she continued even at the cost of great sacrifices. Having accomplished the work of the Visitation, Maria Domenica had to face “an enormously difficult conflict"!": whether to become a nun within the walls of that cloister or to dedicate herself entirely to the assistance of sick women.
“This was the terrible dilemma that tore me apart for quite some time and I did not know where to turn for a solution to my conflict. There were valid reasons for both sides. I only had to know which would be most pleasing to God and I would have gladly followed that path. All of this took place in the depth of my heart where I experienced an enormously difficult
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The meaning of charism
1. The term “charism”
The term “charism” is from the Greek word “charis” which means “grace” or “favor”, or it comes from the related Greek word “charismata” which means “gifts”.
The Greek term charisma denotes any good gift that flows from god 's benevolent love (charis) unto man; any divine grace or favour, ranging from redemption and life eternal to comfort in communing with brethren in the faith. … A narrower meaning: the spiritual graces and qualifications granted to every Christian to perform his task in the Church. … Lastly, in its narrowest sense, charisma is the theological term for denoting extraordinary graces given to individual Christians for the good of others.
2. Bible
2.1) 1 Corinthians 7:7 But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
2.2) Romans 12:6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.
2.3) 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common
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