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The name Cursillo (koor-see-yo) in Spanish means "short course." The proper name is Cursillo de Cristiandad or (short course in Christianity). There is much more to the Cursillo Movement, however, than just a three-day weekend. Cursillo is really a method of structuring Christianity around what is fundamental to being a Christian. Cursillo involves a tripod of piety, study and action, enabling us to be effective apostles in the environments in which we find ourselves. 

"De Colores" is a Spanish expression which means "of the colors." If there are sad gray moments in life, there are also others when we see everything in color. When we love and come to know that it's reciprocated, we experience joy. In knowing that we are loved, everyday life loses its sadness, the sun shines, life is beautiful, and we see it as if through happily-colored glasses.
In the same way, the realization that we are being loved by God in a way that is unparalleled and unconditional, creates in our inner self, a joyful feeling which is like an incredible rainbow. After this experience, life is not the same; we have a new vision of the world, we act differently and we discover, in the Christian community, the many faces of Christ.


Indeed, as the prism refracts white light into a whole spectrum of colors, so do those in community around us.  It's as if every one of us manifests a different color, and consequently each one shines into color an aspect of a life in Christ.

"De Colores" calls forth joy caused by the discovery of God’s love and the presence of Christ in ourselves and in others in our lives.

Several denominations conduct Cursillo retreats. The Episcopal Cursillo is a national movement with many dioceses organizing their own forms of Cursillo. The New York Episcopal Cursillo is held at the Mariandale Retreat Center an hour north of the City.

A few members of the Vestry, and some parishioners are Cursillo graduates. This year, several members of Holy Trinity have experienced Cursillo both as candidates and as team members. They have returned from this unique form of retreat with a sense of spiritual renewal and growth.


Cursillo 99 

Join fellow travelers on a Weekend walk with Jesus

3 days of reflection, fun and community during the next Cursillo scheduled for: 

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 PM. through Sunday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

 Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, New York

For more information contact:

Lydia M. Colón, Parish Lay Rector,

Todd Schwarz -

Jeanne Blazina - 


For more information contact Lydia Colon ( New York Episcopal Cursillo can be seen on the web at