What is Cursillo?
Cursillo [pronounced “Ker-see-loh”] is a Spanish word, which means “short course”. In this case it is a ‘short course’ in Christianity. Everyone learns from each other by sharing in a living and loving Christian community for three days.
What is the aim of Cursillo?
Cursillo is a world-wide movement of the Christian Church which aims to encourage participants to be active disciples of Christ and to influence the environments in which we live and work.
Is Cursillo a retreat?
While Cursillo gives you the opportunity to draw away from the ‘outside world’ and involves times of prayer and reflection, it differs from the solitude of a retreat.
How do I apply to attend a Cursillo weekend?
Applicants are “sponsored” by someone who has already attended a weekend.
What does it cost to go to Cursillo?
The weekend is a gift to you. The cost of the weekend is covered by your sponsor/s. If you don’t know anyone who has been to Cursillo to sponsor you, please contact the Cursillo Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I pay for myself to attend?
Ideally, the cost is covered by others, however there is an opportunity during the weekend to contribute toward others attending future weekends.
Who is eligible to attend a Cursillo?
Christians who have the desire to grow in their relationship with God, to be active in their parishes and to share their faith in Christ with others. Participants require the capacity to cope with a highly structured weekend.
How old do I have to be to attend?
Participants need to be aged 21years +
Is Cursillo suitable for new Christians?
Each case is different. Ideally, Cursillo is suitable for Christians to be refreshed in their walk with God and grow in their Christian faith.