January 17, 2013
Upcoming retreat weekend: The men's retreat weekend is Feb. 28 - March 3 and the women's retreat weekend is March 14 - 17. Read information below to learn more and register.
Ultreya for past participants: Saturday, February 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, Ind. Event info
Information provided by Cursillo.org/indy.
Cursillo is a Christian movement recognized by the Roman Catholic Church (and which has subsequently spread to several other Christian churches). It began in Spain in 1949 and was started by Bishop Juan Hervas and Dr. Eduardo Bonin.
Its name comes from the Spanish word “Cursillo”, which means “small course.” The original, full name is “Cursillo de Cristiandad”, meaning “short course in Christianity.”
However, it is neither a theoretical course nor a traditional retreat; it is best described as an experience. It is an experience which leads to discovering a better life and what is fundamental in Christianity.
During the three days of the weekend, participants have a deep and profound experience of Christian life:
The three day weekend helps you experience your Catholic faith more fully. You are motivated to engage in a spiritual life filled with joy, laughter and enthusiasm; and to discover an enhanced relationship with God. Discussions, led by a team of Catholic lay people and spiritual advisors, will emphasize:
We get to know ourselves better (encounter self).
We experience the presence and love of Jesus Christ (encounter with Jesus).
We see the goodness that can be provided by a loving and caring Christian Community (encounter with others).
The whole point of the Cursillo movement is that ordinary people can steadily grow in the love and service of God and man for the rest of their lives. The Cursillo weekend can represent the first essential step along the way or perhaps deepen your current Spiritual Life. Christian growth is a life-long process, and Cursillo provides a framework for it, both during the three days and afterwards in the Post-Cursillo, where emphasis is on maintaining a vibrant and growing Christian community from which springs the apostolic action required to make ours a better world in which to live.
the meaning of Grace and the Sacraments
the need for prayer and ways of living life in union with God
Cursillo awakens a consciousness of power and the mission to become a leader in the work of Christian renewal, with the support of Christian community.
Have questions? Contact parishioner Stew Baxter at 370.1821.
Learn more and register for a retreat weekend at Cursillo.org/indy