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||Rev. Fr. Leonardo A. Polinar is a Catholic Diocesan Priest from the Diocese of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. In May 1975, as he was experiencing the darkest period of dryness in his life and priestly vocation he was introduced into the Charismatic Renewal. This was the time his priestly vocation was lifted up to immediate transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit. His personal encounter with God inspired the good priest to commit himself to the Charismatic Renewal.
Since then, he has been devoting full time giving Life in the Spirit Seminars,, Growth Seminars, and Retreats for priests and lay people all over the world. The ever-growing range of his service has already reached out to distant places, beyond the boundaries of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao extending even to other countries and continents. His ministry has already brought him to the U.S,, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, to the Asian countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, facilitating administrative work to teach leaders. The likable priest also organized workshops for laymen, seminars and retreats for priests, and recollection for seminarians here and abroad.
Spirit-filled, the strengthening of his commitment has led him to establish charismatic communities in countries mentioned above.
Through constant prayer for the success of his mission entrusted to him, the Lord led him in March 27, 1988 to establish a new community of priests and seminarians. The community has now 24 priests including himself. The community takes for its name PACEM which is an acronym for Pastoral Assistance and Community Education Mission. Their charisms are evangelization and community organizing. They just don’t preach, they help parishes build the parish community or prayer groups to become committed communities.
Fr. Polinar has written several books to meet the needs of the people calling for his help. He has his own version of Life in the Spirit Seminar which is already widely used in the Philippines and abroad like the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. The book is called Basic Charismatic Renewal Seminar. Other growth seminar manuals:
- The Lordship of Christ
- Growing in the Character of Christ
- Growing in the Powers of Christ
- Community Building (3 Manuals)
- Orientation to Community Life
- Covenant Community Building
- Strenghtening the Community
- Christian Leadership
- Live the Word, Evangelize the World
- Search the Truth
- Christian Warfare
- Knowing God’s Will
- Overview of the Bible
- Ticket to Heaven
-A Community Building LSS