The Cursillo Group
What is Cursillo?
"Cursillo" is a Spanish word (pronounced "Kur-see-yo") meaning "short course". The three day course in Christianity began in Spain following World War II. The movement spread rapidly and has now become international. Many thousands of Anglicans world-wide are involved in Cursillo.
A Cursillo Weekend is three days long — but it lasts a lifetime.
Who is it for?
People just like you - laity, clergy -anyone who is curious, searching, wanting to know more about their Christian faith or to know the joy of feeling that faith grow. It's not just for one "type" of Christian; it's for all sorts.
What is a Cursillo Weekend?
It begins on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon.
- Those attending live and work together, listening to talks given by different people, both lay and ordained.
- You will hear talks on Ideals, grace, obstacles to grace, the life of prayer, study, action, lay people in the Church, sacraments and the Christian Community.
- Talks lead to lively discussion in small groups.
- Learning, praying, sharing, singing, laughing and living together provides the opportunity to discovering what it really means to say, "We are the Body of Christ".
What is expected of me?
- Just be open to what happens.
- Simply take a fresh look at what the Church has always taught:
The miraculous and joyous discovery of Christ's Love.
The "Fourth Day"
The weekend is not an end in itself,
but very much just a beginning. The "Fourth Day" ( The rest of your life) is where we con nue to journey together, supporting and encouraging each other as we go. You will be given details about how this works in your diocese.