The diocese’s Cursillo organisers are inviting those who have attended a Cursillo (or those who are interested in finding out more) to attend an Ultreya (Onward) event on the evening of the 21st of September in Kāpiti Parish.
Cursillo is a movement for the whole church. Originating as an apostolic movement in the Roman Catholic Church in Spain in 1944, it spread to become a world-wide organisation adopted by other denominations, including our church 30 years ago. Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “a short course,” which we use to mean a “short course in Christian Living” which begins with a three-day weekend where over that time we can experience a new beginning or a restoring point where we regain our enthusiasm for our Christian journey; allowing us to look closely at our world-view and to see what it means to be a disciple of Christ today.
As a link to its origins, several Spanish words are used to describe various elements of the movement.
One of these is Ultreya which translates to “Onward!” and is used to describe a meeting where people (those who have attended a Cursillo and those who want to know more about the Cursillo movement) gather together as a community. In a climate of friendship, there is a sharing based on the three tenets of Cursillo life: prayer, study and action. From these real-life experiences, this sharing serves as examples to all of us of the challenge which Jesus lays before His followers: “Go and do likewise.”
All are welcome to join in Kāpiti for an Ultreya – an evening of worship, sharing and discussion – as well as food and fellowship!
For event details, click here.