What is it all about?
Have you heard this word mentioned before and wondered what it was all about? Cursillo is a Spanish word for a ‘short course'. It has become the name of a worldwide movement in several denominations of the Christian church.
So who is involved?
Lay people and clergy are working together across Tasmania, Australia and around the world to provide encouragement and support for growing in faith and facing the challenges of living an active Christian life.
In the words of Bishop John Harrower (a cursillista and enthusiastic supporter),
Life is a ‘being with' journey; a journey with one another and with God. Cursillo equips, encourages and challenges us in our ‘being with' journey.
What is learnt on a Cursillo weekend may spill over into community activities, seeking to be a Christian influence there. It is not necessarily about ‘doing more Christian things' but about moving forward with God in the direction he wants each to take.
Is Cursillo active in Tasmania?
There are active cursillo groups in 40 parishes all around the state, meeting on a regular basis throughout the year. Cursillo provides a three-day, live-in course in Christian living.
The weekend provides:
- An experience of living in a Christian community supported by prayer
- Talks and discussions, worship services and times of reflection
- Table groups, prayer, fellowship, singing, fun and laughter
- Separate weekends for men and women.
The Cursillo Tasmania website has a wealth of information about the movement, a downloadable colour brochure, an application form to attend a weekend and a calendar of events for 2012.
See diocesan What's On? for dates of Cursillo weekends. For more information visit the website or mail: Cursillo Movement, Diocese of Tasmania, PO Box 483, North Hobart 7002. Email: email@example.com