Words of encouragement from the Lay Director

Welcome to the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose English Speaking Cursillo Movement 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). 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 around them: work, friends, parish, family.

“I encourage you to go beyond, faithful to your charism! To keep alive the zeal, the fire of the Spirit that always compels the followers of Christ to reach those on the peripheries, to step out of their comfort zone and have the courage to reach all the suburbs that need the light of the Gospel”

— Our Holy Father – Pope Francis ~ said while speaking to members of the Cursillo Movement

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