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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Schwarz - email@example.com
Jeanne Blazina - Jeannejohnblaz@aol.com