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Charismatic leader: Bishop Colin Campbell.

DUNEDIN’S “humble” Bishop Colin Campbell will share his thoughts on the theological “DNA” of Catholics when he visits Brisbane next month.

Invited by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane, Bishop Campbell will visit eight parishes in the Brisbane archdiocese between Southport to Hervey Bay from July 3 to 12.

He will talk on Christians and their identity in Christ.

CCR Brisbane ministry co-ordinator Audrey Chan-Leow first met Bishop Campbell in 2006 when he gave a retreat on the Beatitudes.

“It was life-changing,” Mrs Chan-Leow said.

“I had a casual job at the time and during the retreat, I realised that I had to give up that job and focus more on ministry and since then, ministry has been like a full time job for me.

“I feel much more fulfilled in ministry and my ‘Boss’ is the best ‘Boss’ ever.

“He never gives me a hard time and my salary is stored up in heaven.”

Mrs Chan-Leow encouraged other Catholics to hear Bishop Campbell preach on the Gospels.

“Bishop Colin has a way of breaking open the Word that touches the heart, and is very personable,” she said.

Mrs Chan-Leow said CCR Brisbane hoped to inspire a “bigger audience” and invited parishioners to attend his talks in Jindalee, Northgate, Southport, Victoria Point, Upper Mt Gravatt, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Caloundra and Hervey Bay.

“He’s a lovely, humble person, and when he preaches the Scriptures, he is inspired (by the Holy Spirit),” Mrs Chan-Leow said.

Bishop Campbell is the national chaplain for the Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand and has been involved in the Renewal since 1971.

This will be Bishop Campbell’s third visit to Brisbane.

Following his Brisbane visit he will be giving retreats in the Toowoomba and Rockhampton dioceses.

For Bishop Campbell’s full speaking schedule, contact Audrey and LP Chan-Leow on (07) 3715 6053

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