The Cursillo Movement began in the early 1940’s in Spain. This was the beginning of a movement that today has spread through 60 countries and numerous Christian denominations. It is estimated that half a million Christians have experienced Cursillo in one of its various forms. The first Cairns Cursillo was held in 1975. For further history of Cursillo visit Australian Catholic Cursillo.
Cairns Cursillo currently has an active community that provides regular opportunities for support, fellowship and spiritual growth.
The weekend retreat includes a short course in Christian living. It is an enjoyable and enriching experince that will give you time for reflection on what is fundamental about being Christian. The weekend is based on a series of structured talks by priests and laypeople which is followed by discussions. It also includes meditations, singing, prayer and a daily Mass is celebrated.
Cursillo offers you the opportunity to deepen your personal relationship with Christ through support from a group of people who really care about your spirituality. The person who invited you is your ‘sponsor’. However, a sponsor is not essential to attending the weekend. Everyone will be welcomed and supported during and following the weekend on their Cursillo journey.
The purpose of Cursillo is to present a way of living as a Christian in the world. The movement offers a method to strengthen and develop our relationship with God, provides the support of other Christians, and is used by God to reach others. As such it:
Cursillo is a movement that encourages involvement from all who have been baptized, and is led predominately by lay people. It also depends upon the support and encouragement of our priests.
The method is presented in a short course over a three day weekend. A person who has attended Cursillo Three Days is called a Cursillista.
Contact the coordinators for more information:
Rosalee Lankinen 0429 426 949 Tony Pavich 0400 530 291
Download the application form for this year's retreat: 2021-Cursillo-Application_Cairns-Cursillo-Long-Weekend-Retreat.pdf
30 April 2021 - 3 May 2021
Genazzano Conference Centre, Powley Road, Lake Tinaroo
Includes accommodation and meals for 3 days: $365 single room/$295 twin share/ $260 triple share. Early bird discount of $100 before 27 March.