What is Cursillo?
purpose of Cursillo is to nourish Christian individuals with the knowledge
of God's love and grace, and to help them discover their personal mission
in the world so they may enjoy the fullness of Christian life.
Cursillo Movement makes Christian Community possible in the neighborhoods,
parishes, work situations, and other places where people live their lives.
It provides the tools, mentality, strength, and support to live life in a
Christ-Like manner. It teaches us how to approach evangelization as a
natural act of being Christ-Like in our daily activities.
can help develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully
Catholic by being fully Christian.
History of Cursillo
is a lay movement of the Catholic Church that began in the 1940's when a
group of men in Mallorca,
first Cursillo in the
it is a worldwide movement recognized by the National Conference of
Catholic Bishops and is a member organization of the International
Catholic Organizations of the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome.
During the Weekend
and women's Cursillo weekends begin on a Thursday evening and continue
until Sunday evening. The weekend consists of a series of talks given by
priests, religious or lay team members along with daily celebration of the
Mass, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, meditations, and fellowship.
Cursillo weekend is a beginning. After encountering Jesus in a special
way, the attendee returns home with the challenge to remain focused on
the community spirit of Cursillo is continued with The Fourth Day —
ongoing group reunions where friends gather to support and encourage each
other in their faith journey.
We Are Called
provides an opportunity for individuals to grow in faith and spirituality
through Christian community.
individuals, we have the ability to influence our society. However, as a
Christian community working together, our impact — and our personal
reward — can be even greater.
individually and in Christian community we are called to be apostles for
Apostles in our families
Apostles in our Church
Apostles in our world.
learn more about Cursillo or about how you can experience a three-day
Cursillo weekend, contact:
here to download the application
for the upcoming Cursillo Weekend