Saint Paul, Patron of Cursillo, pray for us...
near St-Peter, after much thought and
(The following article was taken from the June
2009 newsletter of the National Cursillo Center.)
brothers and sisters of Cursillos in Christianity, a teacher of Piety,
Study, and Action (Postcursillo).
modeled his PIETY after Jesus, his
master. He was a man of prayer, “This is how you should pray: Our Father
in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; …” Mt
6:9-13. “In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not
know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us
with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts
knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints
in accordance with God’s will.” Rom 8:26-27. “After Jesus had gone
indoors his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why couldn’t we drive the
spirit out?’ “Only prayer can drive this kind out.” answered Jesus;
“nothing else can.” Mk 9:28-29.
persistent in prayer, and keep alert as you pray, giving thanks to God. At
the same time pray also for us, so that God will give us a good
opportunity to preach his message about the secret of Christ.”
worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need,
always asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is far
beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds safe in
union with Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7.
was a learned man who knew the Holy
Scriptures and found in them the fulfillment of God’s promise in Jesus
and the Church (STUDY). “In him who is the source of my strength I have
strength for everything.” Phil 4:13. “Finally, draw your strength from
the Lord and his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be
able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil…” Eph 6:10-11.
“The life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me. I still live
my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20. “We know that God makes all things
work together for the good of those who love God and are called according
to his decree.” Rom 8:28. “Do not conform yourselves to this age but
be transformed by the renewal of your minds, so that you may judge what is
God’s will, what is good, pleasing and perfect.” Rom 12:2.
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