Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-yo) is a Spanish word meaning "short course"; it might be best described as a seminar.  Cursillo, in this context, means "a short course in Christianity".  It begins with a three day weekend, starting on a Thursday evening and continuing until Sunday evening.  The weekend consists of daily celebration of the Mass, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, talks, meditations, and good old-fashioned Christian fellowship.  The goal of the weekend is to empower the attendee to become a Christian leader in each of his or her environments.

Attendees on Cursillo weekends are sponsored by other members of the movement.  If you live within the Diocese of Tulsa or north Texas, and you think Cursillo might be for you, feel free to attend the monthly Ultreya meeting nearest you.

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 web site cannot explain the mystery of God. The web site will, however, attempt to explain the human aspect behind the Cursillo Movement.

Throughout this web site 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 each of our daily activities. 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.

Sometimes this web site will have other statements that are basically the same as evangelization. Statements such as:

  • Proclaiming the Gospel
  • Fulfilling our Baptismal responsibility (some of us were not even aware that our Baptismal responsibility required us to do something)
  • Leavening the environments,
  • Living what is fundamental for being a Christian.

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.

An Encounter with Christ

The Cursillo Movement is dedicated to spreading the Word of God and helping people form a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  The Cursillo employs a method that emphasizes the importance of a balanced life of holiness, continued spiritual formation, and evangelization.  The Cursillo method enables you to:

  • Expand your prayer life
  • Spiritually grow through an  ongoing formation process that increases your knowledge about God's Word and your Catholic faith.
  • Spread God's Word in a natural way to the people you interact with in the very environments in which you  live

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