What is Cursillo?

Cursillo is an authentic Movement under the authority of Bishop Kevin Vann in the Diocese of Orange, CA. The Diocese of Orange, CA Cursillo Movement is a department in the Diocese and is approved and supervised by the Bishop. It is an authentic Cursillo Movement under the advice and approval Read more…

What do I need to attend Cursillo?

The candidate needs to be a Baptized Catholic and should be practicing their faith, or after receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation are in a position to return to the sacraments. A non-Catholic spouse of a Catholic may attend Cursillo if there is an interest in joining the Catholic Church and Read more…

What is Pre Cursillo?

The Pre-Cursillo phase of the Cursillo Movement involves the: Promotion of the Cursillo Movement at the parish level by parish representatives & contacts. Education and training of effective sponsorship. Selection and preparation of candidates who will move on to the 3-day Cursillo weekend. The Pre-Cursillo is sometimes rightly called recruitment Read more…

How did Cursillo start?

A brief history of the Cursillo Movement. Cursillo came out of the pain and horror of the Spanish Civil War which ended in 1939. Spain was a Catholic country, and in that war Catholics were fighting Catholics, and when the terrible killing ended, the country was nearly dead spiritually. Then Read more…

What happens on a Cursillo weekend?

Those who participate in a Cursillo weekend live and work together, listening to talks given by priests, deacons and lay persons, participating in small group discussions, daily Mass and visits to the Blessed Sacrament The talks include topics which deal with life, the Christian ideal, the Catholic Faith and the Read more…