See also Peter Kreeft's History of Charismatic Renewal here
Before the Duquesne outpouring of the Holy Spirit in 1967, before the New Evangelization asked for by Paul VI and John Paul II, and just before Vatican Council II: St. John XXIII prayed for a "Pentecoste Novella". It is a documented request, and not just a rumor. The Pope did, in fact, refer to a "New Pentecost". He may have been overly optimistic, or naive in his hopes for VCII. Nevertheless, those were his exact words and they deserve attention in the light of what many, including Father Raniero Cantalamessa, call "The Baptism in the Holy Spirit".
St. John Paul II appointed Fr. Cantalamessa Papal Preacher when he heard him joyfully preaching on the streets of Rome to any and everyone who would listen. How wonderful that this formerly reserved and quiet Capuchin Priest had suddenly unleashed on the world all of his contemplative fruit and apostolic labor! He received the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" and defends it vigorously as a verifiable means of grace that God uses to supplement (but by no means replace or overshadow) the Sacraments of Initiation. And particularly in terms of Pentecost, Fr. Cantalamessa says:
In addition to the renewal of the grace of baptism, the Baptism in the Spirit is also a confirmation of one's own baptism, a deliberate "yes" to it, to its fruit and its commitments, and as such it is also similar to Confirmation too. Confirmation being the sacrament that develops, confirms, and brings to completion the work of baptism. From it, too, comes that desire for greater involvement in the apostolic and missionary dimension of the Church that is usually noted in those who receive the Baptism in the Spirit. They are more inclined to cooperate with the building up of the Church, to put themselves at her service in various ministries both clerical and lay, to witness for Christ -to do all those things that recall the happening of Pentecost and which are actuated in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Thus, there is an unmistakable link between the prayer uttered and documented for a "Pentecoste Novella", and the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit". The link is the actual Person of the Holy Spirit manifesting Himself with Charismatic gifts in the lives of the Baptized! And this is nothing modern or contrived, Saints have experienced the same "Baptism in the Holy Spirit", e.g. St. Patrick's Confessions:
"The Spirit was burning in me at that time. I used to pray day and night and feel neither hunger, cold, nor thirst."
I first learned of the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" from a Benedictine Monk, and have seen and heard many other Religious teach about it (Diocesan Priests, Bishops, Dominican Nuns, even Trapists!) It is by no means a mere "experience" reserved for lay members of Charismatic Groups. Fr. Cantalamessa continues:
It is also not difficult to discover in the lives of the saints, the presence of a spontaneous effusion, especially on the occasion of their conversion. The difference with the Baptism in the Spirit, however, is that it is open to all the people of God, small and great, and not only to those privileged ones who do the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises or make a religious profession.
Lastly, "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" is a phrase taken directly from the mouth of St. John the Baptist, "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire!". It is not meant to be isolated in time or place but seen as integral to the life of every baptized Catholic. The Church Fathers held this view, many of whom endured martyrdom in the power of the Spirit and not just on their own strength. How else would St. Lawrence have said in the flames, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side"!