Cursillo (ker-see-o) is a three day
learning, sharing, inspirational experience of living
in a Christian Community. Cursillo, in Spanish,
means “short course. A Cursillo weekend enables you,
through inspiring talks, daily chapel and prayer to
learn what Christian friendship is all about.
Catholic priests and laymen in
Majorca, Spain determined that the church needed
renewal and formulated this “method” or “short course”
to bring the fundamental teachings of Jesus to
peopleThe first Cursillo in Arizona was in Phoenix in
1959; the first Lutheran Cursillo was in Phoenix in
It is intended to be an instrument of
renewal; it provides a form of perseverance in
Christian life; one objective is to change our world
which is predominantly non-Christian.