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What is Cursillo?


Cursillos in Christianity is a movement within the church that, through a method of its own tries to, and through God's grace manages to; enable the essential realities of the Christian to come to life in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of each person.  In becoming aware of their potential and while accepting their limitations they exercise their freedom by their conviction, strengthen their will with their decision, to propitiate friendship in virtue of their constancy in both their personal and community life.


The Cursillo Movement consists of proclaiming the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us.  Communicated by the best means, which is friendship towards the best of each one, which is the person and his capacity of Conviction, Decision, and Constancy. 


The word “cursillo” is a Spanish word which means “short course”.  During a three-day Cursillo weekend each attendee (“candidate”) is provided a short course in what it means to live the Christian life. 



To enable the person to be fully Christian, who in turn will transform his environment(s) to be more Christian by living his internal tripod of piety (heart), study (mind), and action (will).





To Make a friend, Be a friend, Bring a friend to Christ.



To focus on living a life patterned after our Lord Jesus Christ, the reality of His love for us, and passing it on through our friendship with others.



To enlighten all men and women in the world that God in Christ loves them!



“Cursillo consists of proclaiming the best news of the best reality that God in Jesus Christ loves use; communicated by the best means which is friendship; and directed towards the best of each one whicih is the person and his capacity of conviction, decision, and constancy.”   Eduardo Bonnin, Founder of Cursillo



Cursillo encourages a continuous three-fold encounter - with oneself, with Christ, and with others in friendship. 

These encounters along with our friendship with Christ provides an inexhaustible source of effective evangelization for the family, neighborhood, workplace, leisure activities, and in the very space we occupy at any moment.

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