San Jose Cursillo
Welcome to the San Jose English-speaking Cursillo Movement (Catholic Diocese) website!
Cursillo is a designated "Lay Movement" of the Catholic Church that normally begins with a person attending a three-day weekend retreat. The proper name
is Cursillo de Cristiandad (short course of Christianity).
After the weekend, the Cursillista (someone who has made a Cursillo Weekend), has the opportunity to continue their Cursillo journey (if they want to) via many different venues such
as renewal retreats, social and spiritual gatherings, small prayer groups, socials (dances, golf tournaments, etc), working on retreat weekends, etc.
The emphasis of the Cursillo Movement is to have people experience God's love via a beautiful weekend and then develop a closer personal relationship with Him while personally trying
to make a positive difference in themselves and the world: their work environment, friends, parish, family.
The Cursillo Movement began in 1947 and, today, there are over five million Cursillistas
worldwide in sixty different countries. Within the San Jose Diocese there are approximately
four thousand Catholic Cursillistas. They are broken into five distinct and active
Cursillo Movements: English, Filipino, Hispanic, Vietnamese and Korean. Each organization
is responsible for its own weekends and social/spiritual activities and each has
its own active Community. The following represents the respective Movements and
the Lay Director responsible for each organization:
to Barbara Louis... new Lay Director for San Jose English Cursillo Movement
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Outreach Ministries List
of organizations that Cursillistas support and you can be involved in.
The Catholic Cursillo Movement is active within most of the Dioceses of California
and the United States. In addition to this, there are now twenty-six different organizations/programs
that have spun off from the original Catholic Cursillo concept. In the event you
are looking for a Protestant based Cursillo Movement, a Catholic Movement or a different
Cursillo Culture in some other Diocese, please feel free to contact Barbara
Louis for possible answers to your questions. You are also encouraged to connect with the National
Cursillo website and the San Jose Catholic Diocese website.
We encourage you to browse this website for additional information on the San Jose English Cursillo's activities. We specifically encourage people who are thinking about attending a
Cursillo Weekend to look at the section titled "Why Cursillo." This section will give you detailed information on
what the Weekend is all about. The other sections of this website cover our Movement's activities, newsletter, announcements, administrative functions, applications for attending or
working a Weekend, education, special prayers, National Cursillo and San Jose Diocese connections, etc.
In the event you have any questions you may send them via the "Contact Cursillo" section of this website. Your
questions will be answered as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your review of this website. We encourage your questions and involvement in this wonderful Movement of the Church and God's work.
God Bless and De Colores,
(Lay Director for the San Jose English Cursillo Movement)
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