Women’s weekend July 29-Aug 1 Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point, NC
Men’s Weekend Aug 5 – Aug 8 St. Therese, Mooresville, NC
O God, dispenser of all graces and charisms.
You granted your servant EDUARDO BONNIN AGUILO the grace of dedicating his whole life, with humility and generosity, to the work of the CURSILLOS IN CHRISTIANITY MOVEMENT, as he traveled the five continents proclaiming that God in Christ loves us.
Grant us through his interecession the favor that we now implore Thee.
An end to this Covid19 virus and a restoration and rebirth of the Cursillo movement worldwide.
Also grant us the grace, of his beatification for your greater glory and the good of your Church, that shines throughout the lives of its saints.
We beg this of You in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
That all women and men of the world will know the Good News that God loves them, Cursillo provides a foundation for the person to live what is fundamental to being Christian – love of God and love of neighbor, experienced through three essential encounters – with oneself, God and others – with the purpose of leavening their environments with the Gospel.
What is Cursillo?
Cursillo is a recognized worldwide movement of the Roman Catholic Church, based on the charism given by the Holy Spirit to Eduardo Bonnin in the early 1940’s in Mallorca, Spain. The full name of the movement is “Cursillo de Christianidad”, or “Short Course in Christianity” although it is really much more than that!
The Cursillo generally begins with a three day weekend (separate men’s and women’s weekends) during which the participants experience three encounters: an encounter with one’s self, an encounter with Christ and an encounter with others. The three day weekend is an intense experience of learning and spiritual growth in the Catholic faith but also an opportunity to make new friends within the diocese and have some time to get away from the stresses of the world, have some fun, laugh and relax.
Unlike other retreats, Cursillo does not end after the three days. The participants continue to live out what they have learned in their “fourth day” –their regular daily lives. Groups of Catholic friends meet weekly to discuss their faith journey in a structured but comfortable format. Once a month, the various local groups get together to rekindle their weekend experience. Their lives become a continually shared experience of their Catholic faith , strong friendships are formed and others in their environments are influenced by them.
The worldwide Cursillo movement, with “Cursillistas” numbering in the millions, is transforming the world for Christ, one country, one diocese, one group of friends, one person at a time. If you’d like to learn more about Cursillo and are a Roman Catholic in the diocese of Charlotte, click here to email your local contact.
“Christ has no hands, no feet but yours”
School of Leaders
All SOL are temporarily virtual via Zoom. Check with your Ultreya lead for invite.
This is the website of the English speaking Cursillo movement of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, NC