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2016 Conference October 15th
Location: Notre Dame church
112 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901
              Time: TBD
                              

 
Welcome
"Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:3-4

A major work of the Holy Spirit is to immerse us in prayer and to inspire worship. We must exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the good of one another. When we use our gifts in community, we expand our own spiritual lives and bring spiritual benefits to others, thus building up the Body of Christ.

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Pentecost & Baptism in the Holy Spirit

You will receive power

We love this presentation by Dr. Mary Healy, done by the Chemin-Neuf Community, and we're sure you will too.

After watching the video, ask the Lord for a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit on your life and ministry. You will receive power!!!

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Charismatic Renewal

"Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:3-4

Charismatic Renewal invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and the love of the Father.

The Holy Spirit empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life, and evangelization.

Father Richard Rice is the diocesan liaison between Bishop Robert P. Deeley and Charismatic Renewal in the state of Maine. 

Periodically, Charismatic Renewal healing services, retreats, and other gatherings are organized.


Pope Francis Address on Catholic Charismatic Renewal
37th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit
June 1, 2014, in Rome

"Thank you so much for your welcome. Someone must have told today�s organizers that I really like the hymn: �Jesus the Lord lives�. When I would celebrate Mass in the cathedral in Buenos Aires with the charismatic renewal, after the consecration and a few moments of adoration in tongues, we would sing this hymn with great joy and fervour, as you have today. Thank you! I felt at home!

I thank Renewal in the Spirit, ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity for this opportunity to be with you, which is a source of great joy for me. I am grateful for the presence here of the first members of the renewal, who had an intense experience of the Holy Spirit�s power. I believe that Patty is here� You, the charismatic renewal, have received a great gift from the Lord. Your movement�s birth was willed by the Holy Spirit to be �a current of grace in the Church and for the Church�. This is your identity: to be a current of grace.

What is the very first gift of the Holy Spirit? It is the gift of himself, the one who is love and who makes us fall in love with Jesus. And this love changes our lives. That is why we speak of �being born again in the Spirit�. It is what Jesus told Nicodemus. You have received the great gift of diversity of charisms, the diversity which becomes harmony in the Holy Spirit, and in service to the Church.

When I think of charismatics, I think of the Church herself, but in a particular way: I think of a great orchestra, where all the instruments and voices are different from one another, yet all are needed to create the harmony of the music. Saint Paul speaks of this in the twelfth chapter of the First Letter to the Corinthians. As in an orchestra, no one in the renewal can think of himself or herself as being more important or greater than the others, please! Because when you think of yourselves as more important or greater, disaster is already on the horizon! No one can say: �I am the head�. Like the Church, you have only one head, one Lord: the Lord Jesus. Repeat with me: Who is the head of the renewal? The Lord Jesus! Who is the head of the renewal? [the crowd:] The Lord Jesus! And we can say this with the power given us by the Holy Spirit, since no one can say �Jesus is Lord� without the Holy Spirit.

As you may know � because news gets around � in the first years of the charismatic renewal in Buenos Aires, I didn�t care very much for charismatics. I used to think: �They strike me as some kind of samba school!� I didn�t share their style of prayer or the many new things which were happening in the Church. Later, I got to know them and I finally realized all the good that the charismatic renewal was doing for the Church. And this story which began with the �samba school� had an unexpected ending: a few months before entering the conclave, I was named the spiritual assistant for the charismatic renewal in Argentina by the Conference of Bishops.

The charismatic renewal is a great force meant to serve the preaching of the Gospel in the joy of the Holy Spirit. You received the Holy Spirit and he has made you appreciate God�s love for all his children; he has also made you love God�s word. In the early days, they used to say that you charismatics always carried around a Bible, the New Testament� Do you still carry one today? [the crowd:] Yes! � I�m not so sure! If not, return to this first love, and always carry the word of God in your pocket or bag! And read a bit of it. Keep the word of God with you always.

You, the people of God, the people of the charismatic renewal, must be careful not to lose the freedom which the Holy Spirit has given you! The danger for the renewal, as our dear Father Raniero Cantalamessa often says, is that of getting too organized: the danger of excessive planning.

Yes, you need organization, but never lose the grace of letting God be God! �Yet there is no greater freedom than that of allowing oneself to be guided by the Holy Spirit, renouncing the attempt to plan and control everything to the last detail, and instead letting him enlighten, guide, and direct us, leading us wherever he wills. The Holy Spirit knows well what is needed in every time and place. This is what it means to be mysteriously fruitful!� (Evangelii Gaudium, 280).

Another danger is that of becoming arbiters of God�s grace. Many times, leaders (I prefer the name �servants�) of a group or community become, perhaps without intending to, �managers� of grace, deciding who can receive the prayer of outpouring or baptism in the Spirit and who cannot. If any of you are doing this, I ask you to stop; no more! You are dispensers of God�s grace, not its arbiters! Don�t act like a tollhouse for the Holy Spirit!

In the Malines Documents, you have a guide, a reliable path to keep you from going astray. The first document is Theological and Pastoral Orientations. The second is Ecumenism and Charismatic Renewal, written by Cardinal Suenens himself, an outstanding figure of the Second Vatican Council. The third is Charismatic Renewal and Social Action, written by Cardinal Suenens and Bishop Helder Camara.

This is your path: evangelization, spiritual ecumenism, caring for the poor and needy, and welcoming the marginalized. And all of it is based on worship! The foundation of the renewal is worshiping God!

They asked me to tell you what the Pope expects of you.

The first thing is conversion to the love of Jesus which changes our lives and makes each Christian a witness to God�s love. The Church expects this witness of Christian life from us, and the Holy Spirit helps us to live the Gospel fully and consistently for our own growth in holiness.

I expect you to share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit (a phrase we find in the Acts of the Apostles).

I expect you to evangelize with the word of God, which proclaims that Jesus lives and that he loves all men and women.

To give a witness of spiritual ecumenism to all our brothers and sisters of other Churches and Christian communities who believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

To remain united in the love that the Lord Jesus asks us to have for all people, and in prayer to the Holy Spirit for the attainment of this unity which is necessary for evangelization in the name of Jesus. Remember that �the charismatic renewal is de facto ecumenical in nature � The Catholic renewal rejoices in what the Holy Spirit is accomplishing in the other Churches� (1 Malines 5,3).

Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please, draw near to them!

Seek unity in the renewal, because unity comes from the Holy Spirit and is born of the unity of the Trinity. Who is the source of division? The devil! Division comes from the devil. Flee from all infighting, please! Let there be none of this among you!

I wish to thank ICCRS and Catholic Fraternity, the two groups of pontifical right of the Pontifical Council for the Laity which are at the service of the worldwide renewal and are entrusted with preparing the world meeting of priests and Bishops in June of next year. I know that they have decided to work together and to share office space as a sign of unity and to make better use of their resources. This makes me very happy. I would also like to thank them because they are already working on preparations for the great jubilee of 2017.

Brothers and sisters, remember: Worship the Lord your God. This is fundamental! Worship God. Seek holiness in the new life of the Holy Spirit. Be dispensers of the grace of God. Avoid the danger of excessive organization.

Go out into the streets and evangelize. Proclaim the Gospel. Remember that the Church was born �on the move�, that Pentecost morning. Draw close to the poor and touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Let yourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit, in freedom; and please, don�t put the Holy Spirit in a cage! Be free!

Seek unity in the renewal, the unity which comes from the Trinity!

And I am waiting for all of you, charismatics the world over, to celebrate with the Pope your great jubilee on the feast of Pentecost 2017 in Saint Peter�s Square! Thank you!"

To view the video of Pope Francis' address, click here.

- See more at: http://portlanddiocese.org/CharismaticRenewal#sthash.BJhMwzlJ.dpuf

Charismatic Renewal

"Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:3-4

Charismatic Renewal invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and the love of the Father.

The Holy Spirit empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life, and evangelization.

Father Richard Rice is the diocesan liaison between Bishop Robert P. Deeley and Charismatic Renewal in the state of Maine. 

Periodically, Charismatic Renewal healing services, retreats, and other gatherings are organized.




 

By Walter Matthews

As we make our way to the Renewal�s 50th Anniversary Jubilee in 2017, let us pause to reflect on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal�s identity as a movement that fosters baptism in the Holy Spirit as grace for the Church.

�From the beginning of the charismatic renewal, baptism in the Spirit has been experienced as a sovereign gift of God, not dependent on any human merit or activity� (BHS p. 14). It is a life transforming grace not limited to those in the Renewal.

�The soul of Renewal�Baptism in the Holy Spirit�is a grace of Pentecostal refreshment offered to all Christians,� as Cardinal Leon Suenens wrote in 1996.

Those who were the first responders to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the �Duquesne Weekend� quickly understood that this grace was to be understood in the context of the profound renewal of Catholic life that was the heart and goal of Vatican II. They had an intense impulse to communicate this grace more widely in the Catholic Church and a clear conviction that this grace was for the renewal of the whole Church� (BHS p. 62). The ICCRS document states that, �The Catholic Charismatic Renewal too arose as an unexpected grace, a surprise of the Spirit, unplanned and without formulated goals and programs. The Renewal does not have any identifiable founder figure, although the many communities that arose within it do have founders or foundresses�.The organization of the movement was subsequent to its inception� (BHS p. 14).

It is in this sense that we understand what Cardinal Suenens also wrote that �to interpret the Renewal as a �movement� among other movements is to misunderstand its nature; it is a movement of the Spirit offered to the entire Church and destined to rejuvenate every part of the Church�s life.�

First, there is the reality of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit so asked for in the prayer of the Church for the Second Vatican Council��for a renewal of the Church in our day as by a new Pentecost�� and this in the century dedicated by Pope Leo XIII to the Holy Spirit!

Second, there is the movement wherein the outpouring of the Spirit is present, not as a superfluous extra but as itself a grace. As the U.S. Bishops wrote in 1997, �We believe that �the renewed outpouring of the Spirit of Pentecost in our times�� is particularly present in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and in the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit� (Grace for the New Springtime). The Renewal, however, �is not a single entity with a unified organizational structure but rather a stream of movements and groups united by a common experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit, including prayer groups, covenant communities, schools of evangelization, healing ministries and a wide variety of other groups and ministries, some ecumenical and some solely Catholic� (BHS, p. 91).

This diversity is both a tremendous blessing and a challenge for the Renewal and for the Church. For the Church the Renewal is a source of over 150 million transformed lives. It is also a question of who speaks for this diverse reality. The diversity has allowed the Renewal to touch so many realities and persons and to grow exponentially here and throughout the world. However, it also causes us to work harder at both our identity and our unity. Why? For the sake of the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit poured out not for the few but for all.

If we deny the reality of the Renewal as a movement, i.e. an �ecclesial movement� rooted in the Catholic Church (while not denying our ecumenical origins nor the prophetic dimension of our ecumenical calling) we will not work together to strengthen the Renewal�s identity and unity. Sadly, we can lose our identity as a movement and cease to exist, or to exist but no longer be effective. We can lose our fire.

Five steps to strengthening the Renewal�s identity as a movement fostering baptism in the Holy Spirit as a grace for the Church:

First

Let us reaffirm, with Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, that our central proclamation is that �Jesus is Lord� and that �our vocation is to affirm through the Spirit the actual present-day lordship of Jesus in the Church�This rediscovery of Jesus as Lord, which is experiential and not just intellectual, is�one of the most significant theological and spiritual contributions that baptism in the Spirit brings to the charismatic renewal and charismatic renewal brings to the Catholic Church� (Sober Intoxication of the Spirit, Part Two, pp. 36, 124).

Second

Let us recognize the roots of the present day outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For our Catholic roots, there is the crucial role of Blessed Elena Guerra who in her contact with Pope Leo XIII encouraged devotion to the Holy Spirit. For our Pentecostal and ecumenical roots, there is the outpouring of the Spirit at Azusa Street in 1906 and the role of an interdenominational prayer group that prayed with the three Duquesne professors who led the students on the Duquesne Weekend in 1967. If we
ignore one or the other of our roots we do so at our peril!

Third

Let us read and study the ICCRS document as it both defines and clarifies �baptism in the Holy Spirit� as �a life-transforming experience of the love of God the Father poured into one�s heart by the Holy Spirit received through surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ (BHS p.13). It is this �experience of an objective reality� (BHS p. 67) of the love of God that we foster and, with it, the full role of the Holy Spirit including the gifting and releasing of charisms for evangelization and service. As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said in 2008, �We can�rightly say that one of the positive elements and aspects of the Community of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is precisely their emphasis on the charisms or gifts of the Holy Spirit and their merit lies in having recalled their topicality in the Church.� We are called forth (sent!) to build communities that witness to renewed Catholic life.

Fourth

Let us be, in the words of Pope Francis before his election, �missionary disciples in communion� formed by the Holy Spirit to spread the culture of Pentecost in the church and in society�to be active agents of the New Evangelization.

Fifth

Let us be, in the words of Pope Francis on Pentecost, open to the �Spirit�[who] brings the diversity of charism and gifts;� the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity, which does not mean uniformity, but which leads everything back to harmony�. When we are the ones who want to build unity in accordance with our human plans, we end up creating uniformity, standardization. But if instead we let ourselves be guided by the Spirit, then richness, variety and diversity never become a source of conflict, because he impels us to experience variety within the communion of the Church.�

. . . As we make our way to the Renewal�s Jubilee in 2017, we are in the year 2015, the Year of Unity, let us reflect more deeply and talk about the Renewal�s identity as a movement given to the Church (to all) to foster the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit as transforming and empowering grace for the New Evangelization.

***Walter Matthews is Executive Director for the National Service Committee. Reprinted from Pentecost Today.***


State Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Waterville on October 24

The Maine State Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at Sacred Heart Church on 72 Pleasant Street in Waterville.

The conference will feature prayer, music, praise, and presentations. John and Therese Boucher, award-winning authors and evangelization consultants, will serve as the guest speakers. Music will be provided by SpiritSong.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the conference will start at 9 a.m. The day will also include a healing service with Fr. Richard Rice at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected. Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, contact Jennifer LaPierre at (207) 446-8153 or jeffreylapierre@myfairpoint.net.

To download a schedule for the conference, click here.


Pope Francis Address on Catholic Charismatic Renewal
37th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit
June 1, 2014, in Rome

"Thank you so much for your welcome. Someone must have told today�s organizers that I really like the hymn: �Jesus the Lord lives�. When I would celebrate Mass in the cathedral in Buenos Aires with the charismatic renewal, after the consecration and a few moments of adoration in tongues, we would sing this hymn with great joy and fervour, as you have today. Thank you! I felt at home!

I thank Renewal in the Spirit, ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity for this opportunity to be with you, which is a source of great joy for me. I am grateful for the presence here of the first members of the renewal, who had an intense experience of the Holy Spirit�s power. I believe that Patty is here� You, the charismatic renewal, have received a great gift from the Lord. Your movement�s birth was willed by the Holy Spirit to be �a current of grace in the Church and for the Church�. This is your identity: to be a current of grace.

What is the very first gift of the Holy Spirit? It is the gift of himself, the one who is love and who makes us fall in love with Jesus. And this love changes our lives. That is why we speak of �being born again in the Spirit�. It is what Jesus told Nicodemus. You have received the great gift of diversity of charisms, the diversity which becomes harmony in the Holy Spirit, and in service to the Church.

When I think of charismatics, I think of the Church herself, but in a particular way: I think of a great orchestra, where all the instruments and voices are different from one another, yet all are needed to create the harmony of the music. Saint Paul speaks of this in the twelfth chapter of the First Letter to the Corinthians. As in an orchestra, no one in the renewal can think of himself or herself as being more important or greater than the others, please! Because when you think of yourselves as more important or greater, disaster is already on the horizon! No one can say: �I am the head�. Like the Church, you have only one head, one Lord: the Lord Jesus. Repeat with me: Who is the head of the renewal? The Lord Jesus! Who is the head of the renewal? [the crowd:] The Lord Jesus! And we can say this with the power given us by the Holy Spirit, since no one can say �Jesus is Lord� without the Holy Spirit."

To read or watch the full address, click here.

Pope Francis Address on Catholic Charismatic Renewal
37th National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit
June 1, 2014, in Rome

"Thank you so much for your welcome. Someone must have told today�s organizers that I really like the hymn: �Jesus the Lord lives�. When I would celebrate Mass in the cathedral in Buenos Aires with the charismatic renewal, after the consecration and a few moments of adoration in tongues, we would sing this hymn with great joy and fervour, as you have today. Thank you! I felt at home!

I thank Renewal in the Spirit, ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity for this opportunity to be with you, which is a source of great joy for me. I am grateful for the presence here of the first members of the renewal, who had an intense experience of the Holy Spirit�s power. I believe that Patty is here� You, the charismatic renewal, have received a great gift from the Lord. Your movement�s birth was willed by the Holy Spirit to be �a current of grace in the Church and for the Church�. This is your identity: to be a current of grace.

What is the very first gift of the Holy Spirit? It is the gift of himself, the one who is love and who makes us fall in love with Jesus. And this love changes our lives. That is why we speak of �being born again in the Spirit�. It is what Jesus told Nicodemus. You have received the great gift of diversity of charisms, the diversity which becomes harmony in the Holy Spirit, and in service to the Church.

When I think of charismatics, I think of the Church herself, but in a particular way: I think of a great orchestra, where all the instruments and voices are different from one another, yet all are needed to create the harmony of the music. Saint Paul speaks of this in the twelfth chapter of the First Letter to the Corinthians. As in an orchestra, no one in the renewal can think of himself or herself as being more important or greater than the others, please! Because when you think of yourselves as more important or greater, disaster is already on the horizon! No one can say: �I am the head�. Like the Church, you have only one head, one Lord: the Lord Jesus. Repeat with me: Who is the head of the renewal? The Lord Jesus! Who is the head of the renewal? [the crowd:] The Lord Jesus! And we can say this with the power given us by the Holy Spirit, since no one can say �Jesus is Lord� without the Holy Spirit.

As you may know � because news gets around � in the first years of the charismatic renewal in Buenos Aires, I didn�t care very much for charismatics. I used to think: �They strike me as some kind of samba school!� I didn�t share their style of prayer or the many new things which were happening in the Church. Later, I got to know them and I finally realized all the good that the charismatic renewal was doing for the Church. And this story which began with the �samba school� had an unexpected ending: a few months before entering the conclave, I was named the spiritual assistant for the charismatic renewal in Argentina by the Conference of Bishops.

The charismatic renewal is a great force meant to serve the preaching of the Gospel in the joy of the Holy Spirit. You received the Holy Spirit and he has made you appreciate God�s love for all his children; he has also made you love God�s word. In the early days, they used to say that you charismatics always carried around a Bible, the New Testament� Do you still carry one today? [the crowd:] Yes! � I�m not so sure! If not, return to this first love, and always carry the word of God in your pocket or bag! And read a bit of it. Keep the word of God with you always.

You, the people of God, the people of the charismatic renewal, must be careful not to lose the freedom which the Holy Spirit has given you! The danger for the renewal, as our dear Father Raniero Cantalamessa often says, is that of getting too organized: the danger of excessive planning.

Yes, you need organization, but never lose the grace of letting God be God! �Yet there is no greater freedom than that of allowing oneself to be guided by the Holy Spirit, renouncing the attempt to plan and control everything to the last detail, and instead letting him enlighten, guide, and direct us, leading us wherever he wills. The Holy Spirit knows well what is needed in every time and place. This is what it means to be mysteriously fruitful!� (Evangelii Gaudium, 280).

Another danger is that of becoming arbiters of God�s grace. Many times, leaders (I prefer the name �servants�) of a group or community become, perhaps without intending to, �managers� of grace, deciding who can receive the prayer of outpouring or baptism in the Spirit and who cannot. If any of you are doing this, I ask you to stop; no more! You are dispensers of God�s grace, not its arbiters! Don�t act like a tollhouse for the Holy Spirit!

In the Malines Documents, you have a guide, a reliable path to keep you from going astray. The first document is Theological and Pastoral Orientations. The second is Ecumenism and Charismatic Renewal, written by Cardinal Suenens himself, an outstanding figure of the Second Vatican Council. The third is Charismatic Renewal and Social Action, written by Cardinal Suenens and Bishop Helder Camara.

This is your path: evangelization, spiritual ecumenism, caring for the poor and needy, and welcoming the marginalized. And all of it is based on worship! The foundation of the renewal is worshiping God!

They asked me to tell you what the Pope expects of you.

The first thing is conversion to the love of Jesus which changes our lives and makes each Christian a witness to God�s love. The Church expects this witness of Christian life from us, and the Holy Spirit helps us to live the Gospel fully and consistently for our own growth in holiness.

I expect you to share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit (a phrase we find in the Acts of the Apostles).

I expect you to evangelize with the word of God, which proclaims that Jesus lives and that he loves all men and women.

To give a witness of spiritual ecumenism to all our brothers and sisters of other Churches and Christian communities who believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

To remain united in the love that the Lord Jesus asks us to have for all people, and in prayer to the Holy Spirit for the attainment of this unity which is necessary for evangelization in the name of Jesus. Remember that �the charismatic renewal is de facto ecumenical in nature � The Catholic renewal rejoices in what the Holy Spirit is accomplishing in the other Churches� (1 Malines 5,3).

Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please, draw near to them!

Seek unity in the renewal, because unity comes from the Holy Spirit and is born of the unity of the Trinity. Who is the source of division? The devil! Division comes from the devil. Flee from all infighting, please! Let there be none of this among you!

I wish to thank ICCRS and Catholic Fraternity, the two groups of pontifical right of the Pontifical Council for the Laity which are at the service of the worldwide renewal and are entrusted with preparing the world meeting of priests and Bishops in June of next year. I know that they have decided to work together and to share office space as a sign of unity and to make better use of their resources. This makes me very happy. I would also like to thank them because they are already working on preparations for the great jubilee of 2017.

Brothers and sisters, remember: Worship the Lord your God. This is fundamental! Worship God. Seek holiness in the new life of the Holy Spirit. Be dispensers of the grace of God. Avoid the danger of excessive organization.

Go out into the streets and evangelize. Proclaim the Gospel. Remember that the Church was born �on the move�, that Pentecost morning. Draw close to the poor and touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Let yourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit, in freedom; and please, don�t put the Holy Spirit in a cage! Be free!

Seek unity in the renewal, the unity which comes from the Trinity!

And I am waiting for all of you, charismatics the world over, to celebrate with the Pope your great jubilee on the feast of Pentecost 2017 in Saint Peter�s Square! Thank you!"

To view the video of Pope Francis' address, click here.

- See more at: http://portlanddiocese.org/CharismaticRenewal#sthash.BJhMwzlJ.dpuf