Spiritual Journey

Cursillo provides:
the Tools, the Mentality, the Strength,
and the Support to live our lives
in a Christ-Like manner
at Home, at Work, and at Play

What Is Cursillo

The 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.

The 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.

Cursillo can help develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by
being fully Christian.

History of Cursillo

Cursillo is a lay movement of the Catholic Church that began in the 1940's when a group of
men in Mallorca, Spain dedicated themselves to bringing other young men of their city to
know Christ better.

The first Cursillo in the U.S. was held in Waco, Texas in 1957. The movement was organized
nationally in 1965.

Today 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.

Cursillo received direct support from both Pope Paul VI and John Paul II.

National Cursillo:

Baltimore Cursillo:

During the Weekend

Men's 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.

Blessed Sacrement
Then What ?

The Cursillo weekend is a beginning. After encountering Jesus in a special way, the
attendee returns home with the challenge to remain focused on Him.

Thus, 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.

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We Are Called

Cursillo provides an opportunity for individuals to grow in faith and spirituality through
Christian community.

As 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.

Both individually and in Christian community we are called to be apostles for Christ.

1. Apostles in our families
2. Apostles in our Church
3. Apostles in our world.

To learn more about Cursillo or about how you can experience a three-day Cursillo weekend, contact:

Paul Gonzalez

Cursillo Rooster
De Colores!

Come join us...
... for a weekend.
Experience the energy.
Experience a difference.
A difference you can make.
A difference you can feel.

Learn how to make your world a better
place by making
.. Prayer ..
.. Study ..
.. Action ..
A regular part of your life.