About the Cursillo Movement
Cursillo is a 60-year-old movement of the Catholic Church which focuses on the evangelization of environments by individual Catholics. They are supported by the prayer and sacrifice of groups. It has been part of the Diocese of Raleigh for over 40 years. The movement began in Spain, spread to the USA and now has millions of members world-wide.
The Vatican has granted canonical recognition to the Cursillo movement and its work in the role of the laity in evangelization. This recognition came after many years of encouragement by Paul VI and John Paul II. The Cursillo is a movement, not an organization, and depends on individual apostolic action supported by group reunions and their prayer and sacrifice.
"Christ is counting on you" is the call, and we count on Christ and His Holy Spirit to guide the work. The Cursillo Method is very simply put in terms of "be a friend, make a friend, bring a friend to Christ."
The Raleigh Cursillo movement maintains a full web site at: http://www.cursillo.org/Raleigh.
The site contains information for those seeking what Cursillo is about and for Cursillo members seeking contact information for both the English and the Hispanic Secretariat members, Ultreya locations, calendars and more. It is where you will find information about pre-Cursillo, the Cursillo Weekend and the post-Cursillo activities. The contact information for the leadership is in table form under the link for the Anglo School of Leaders, which is part of the 4th Day Section.
If you are interested in "What is Cursillo" and have questions about sponsorship, etc., feel free to ask. There are no secrets in Cursillo. If you are already a part of Cursillo, you can get information about local activities in the part of the State where your parish is located.
If you do have access to the Internet and your answers are not answered at the web site, send mail to SRLevesque@nc.rr.com. If you have no access, please call 919-518-2454 and say you are seeking information about Cursillo. We make every attempt to provide parish offices with up-to-date information as well.
Thank you for your interest in the Raleigh Cursillo movement!