The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ and promotes a spiritual
revitalization of our world. The transference of Christ's values to others in
our church, family, school, workplace, etc. is the Christianization that
Cursillo promotes in our daily environment. Cursillo develops in adult
Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in the
work of Christian renewal, while sustaining them through Christian community.
The full name for Cursillo is "Cursillo de Christiandad". Cursillo, started
in Majorca, Spain in the 1940's, and is a movement of the laity within the
Catholic Church. The word "cursillo" means "little lesson". The full name
of the Movement, Cursillo de Christiandad, translates into English as "little
lesson in Christian living". The founders were dedicated in helping Catholics
to know Christ better. Their intention, then and now, was to give the laity a
renewed spirituality and a clearer understanding of how Christ can work
The Movement came to the United States in 1957 with a Cursillo weekend held in
Waco, Texas, and was conducted entirely in Spanish. The Cursillo Movement and
its Method have been endorsed by the Catholic Church.
The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are an integral part of the
Click to download a short
introduction to Cursillo (PDF) that you can share with your friends.
Or print a double-sided
informational flyer (PDF)
Are you interested in moving "onward" with your Christian journey? If you have
attended a men's or women's Cursillo weekend or know someone who might be
interested in knowing more about Cursillo, please join us on the 2nd Tuesday
of each month, 7 PM, at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church. For more
information, please call
Kevin or Faye Conn (540-389-1839) or
Brenda Holtzlander (540-389-0128)
Upcoming Men's Weekend
Cursillo is an "Encounter with Christ". If you desire to grow deeper in your
faith and become a stronger part of a supportive Christian community, then
consider spending a weekend with a group of men/women willing to share their faith
and give you helpful tools to keep your faith alive and growing. Blue Ridge
Cursillo, in conjunction with Southwest VA Cursillo, will hold
a men's Cursillo Weekend, April 24-27 2014,
both at Camp Alta Mons in Shawsville, VA. The
weekend costs $160 dollars for 3 nights and 4 days; meals are included.
Weekends start on Thursday evening, 7-7:30 PM and run through Sunday afternoon, 4 PM. A priest
will be present for the weekend. Applications are now being accepted. Open
your heart and follow the call.
Click to download application forms for the
men's weekend (PDF).
For more information, please
Bob Landry (540-772-0629) or
Michael McKnew (540-815-1315).
Cursillo donations can be made payable to:
Blue Ridge Cursillo
c/o Vicky Rowland
654 Augusta Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179
Palanca Requests for Upcoming Weekends