Opportunities & Benefits
Cursillo de Cursillos, what is it? Simply stated, it is a course on the Foundational Charism of Cursillo for Cursillistas who are searching for something beyond the Cursillo Weekend course. To help Cursillistas with a thorough knowledge of the Charism, a special course called Cursillo de Cursillos was developed by the Founder, Eduardo Bonnín.
Cursillo de Cursillos is a course that has provided Cursillistas with a treasure of knowledge and a living experience of what is essential in the mentality, purpose, and methodology of the Movement. The course is offered to those Cursillistas who have the desire to be effective Christian leaders. This course has provided many Cursillistas with an opportunity to discover the immense possibilities that Cursillo offers the person and the Church.
Cursillo de Cursillos has helped many Cursillistas delve into the foundational elements of the Movement in light of its Charism. This course uses a schedule and format like the Cursillo Weekend. The course begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. A total of 13 Rollos and 4 Meditations are presented by a team of laity and clergy. Each Rollo presented is followed by a dialogue within each table group. Sufficient time is allotted for questions and answers at the end of each Rollo. Each day creates a different environment in and through the participation of the Cursillistas in friendship. The weekend provides a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of time for breaks, reflection, personal contact, and daily Eucharist.
Besides an increased knowledge of the Charism of Cursillo, the participants have enjoyed the opportunity to strengthen and renew friendships, make new friends, share and learn from one another personal experiences in discipleship and leadership. Cursillistas have also enjoyed the opportunity to nurture and deepen the three essential encounters with self, Christ, and others that were discovered during the Cursillo Weekend. Like the Cursillo Weekend, the Cursillo de Cursillos must be a personal experience to take advantage of its opportunities and benefits.
Cursillistas have responded enthusiastically to the truth and simplicity of Cursillo in light of its Charism and through God’s grace, they are inspired to return to their School of Leaders, Ultreyas, and environments to live, witness, and communicate the Good News that God loves them. This inspiration or response is evident in the Cursillistas as they listen, reflect, share, and freely embrace the true Charism of Cursillo!
To-date, Cursillo de Cursillos is the most effective course available for Cursillistas wanting to learn about the Foundational Charism. The Secretariats in the dioceses of the 12 regions in the United States are asked to contact their respective Regional Coordinator to provide a Cursillo de Cursillos for their community. The goal of Cursillo is to communicate God’s love through friendship in the moveable square meter where God has placed us at this exact moment. Make the decision today to attend a Cursillo de Cursillos and allow the Charism of Cursillo to form you, inform you, and transform you. Christ is still counting on you!
Diocesan Secretariat CDC Planning Guide – revised January 11, 2017 (PDF)
Cursillo de Cursillos Opportunites & Benefits (PDF)
Cursillo de Cursillos Schedule
|Diocese of Salina||November 2-6, 2016|
|National Secretariat (by invitation only)||November 17-20, 2016|
|Diocese of Owensboro||December 1-4, 2016|
|Region XI||February 2-5, 2017|
|Diocese of Boise||March 9-12, 2017|
|Diocese of Biloxi||May 4-7, 2017|