Cursillo (pronounced kur-see-yo) is Spanish for 
"little" or "short" course. A weekend course in Christianity.

To explain Cursillo to someone who has never experienced Cursillo is at best, difficult. Often, for those who have experienced Cursillo it is still somewhat mystifying. This is not because the Cursillo Movement is a "secret" organization. The reason behind the mystery is God. No one can fully explain how God touches each person in His special/unique way throughout the various elements of the Cursillo Movement. This website cannot explain the mystery of God. The website will, however, attempt to explain the human aspect behind the Cursillo Movement.

Throughout this website you will find references to concepts that at one time seemed foreign to Catholics. Evangelization is probably the one that comes to mind first. For many years Catholics looked upon evangelization as "something the Protestants did." Today, in Church, we hear a great deal about evangelization. Still for some of us, we automatically think of going out two-by two (with Bible in hand) and knocking on people's doors.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the Cursillo Movement we approach evangelization as a very natural act of being "Christ like" within our daily activities. After all, we may be the only Bibles that some people ever see.

We realize that while most people would like to live their lives in a Christ-like manner, the pressures of the world often make this difficult. The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization possible.

We should not allow these statements to scare us off. These are nothing more than by-products of living our lives in a fully Christian manner.  The Cursillo Movement can assist each of us in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian.

 

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