Tuesday, May 1, 2012

De Colores!



You're probably wondering why there is a rainbow here.  NO THIS IS NOT A "GAY PRIDE" THING!  The rainbow belongs to God, not the LGBT community.

This is one of the symbols used by the Cursillo movement.  The Cursillo has its origins in southern Spain in the 1940's.  Its purpose is to activate faith in Christians by using 3 days of prayer, isolation from the world and the studying of Christian spirituality.  

The word 'Cursillo' means short course or workshop.  It is meant to describe the 15 courses given during the 3 days.  The courses remind a Christian of his/her duty as a witness to Christ. He/she makes a commitment to live the Christian life through prayer, study and action

That is about all I can share due to the fact that one has to experience the Cursillo in order to benefit from it greatly.  

  • Prayer is important in a spiritual life.  Without prayer; faith, charity, religion are useless.  In prayer we submit to God.  We are reminded of our place before God.  
  • Study is very important.  We must know the Faith well and how to defend it.  We should also use the wisdom and sciences of the world to defend and promote the faith.   
  • Action must always be taken by all Christians.  Faith is something that cannot be private.  We must share it with others through our life and our words.  


The Cursillo doesn't end at the 3rd day.  All Cursillistas are called upon to attend the Ultreya and continue their spiritual growth.  

If you have not made your Cursillo you are missing out.  It is an awesome experience - a truly spiritually nourishing event. 




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