Cursillo & Ultreya...
THE CURSILLO MOVEMENT: WHAT IS IT?
Cursillos In Christainity/ Cursillos De Cristiandad-To all
our cursillistas from surrounding areas: The Cursillo
Movement is encouraging a continuation of grouping and
attending ultreyas nearest you to practice and live an
authentic Christian life and keep the fire burning from the 3-
day weekend. Some are being called to be leaders and go
out and proclaim the Gospel in their environments and reach
out to others and seek their good. Pope Francis tells us in
his book, “The Joy of The Gospel” that evangelization is the
first and foremost about preaching the Gospel to those who
do not know Jesus Christ or who have always rejected him.
As Christians we have the duty to proclaim the Gospel
without excluding anyone. We as cursillistas need to share
our joy and invite others to a delicious banquet. Please
support the movement by making a friend, be a friend and
bring a friend to Christ. Consider being a sponsor. We are in
need of candidates. Please check our website: English
Cursillo Movement for The Diocese of Austin, for more
information on events happening worldwide.
Please contact Carlos Juarez if you are interested in
attending an Ultreya in Lockhart, Tx or if you need more
information about the Cursillo Movement @ church office.
The following is excerpted from The Cursillo Movement: What Is It? (2006, The National Secretariat of the Cursillo Movement in the United States):
"To explain Cursillo to someone who has not experienced Cursillo is, at best, difficult. It's not because Cursillo is a secret, but because it is a living experience that one must experience firsthand. No one can fully explain how God touches a person. Christ, through the Cursillo and through His grace, touches the person who is open to a personal relationship with Him in a special way.
The Cursillo can help the person in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian in order to exercise their mission as baptized individuals."
The world [in the mid 20th Century] was in chaos because baptized men were not aware of the potential that the Grace of God gives them to be and live as Christians.
Cursillo put its emphasis on being Christian, not on doing Christian things; it opted for an apostolic movement based on the associated strength of friendship.
"The Cursillo Movement consists of proclaiming the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us. Communicated by the best means, which is friendship towards the best of each one, which is his being person and his capacity of Conviction, Decision, and Constancy."
Links for more information about the Cursillo Movement:
National Cursillo Center
English Cursillo Community- Diocese of Austin
Our Parish Cursillo / Ultreya Reunion Group
Meets every 3rd Sunday
St. Mary of the Visitation
1:30 PM - Portable Bldg. #2
School of Leaders in Jarrell ,Tx. meet every first Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 PM and every third Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 PM. We need devoted leaders for our cursillo movement .