The Cursillo (kur—SEE—oh) movement is a worldwide renewal of Christian laity that began in Spain following WWII. The Spanish title means “little course”, and this “little course” is a three-day weekend consisting of worship, meditation and 15 talks on the basics of the Christian life. The “fourth day” is the rest of one’s life! Being connected to and supporting others is central to the Cursillo method. We meet weekly with a group of 3 to 5 friends, and monthly with other groups to encourage each other to grow in their relationship with Christ, their ongoing study and in bringing Christ’s love into their environment.
Cursillo came to Canada about 1981, from the Roman Catholic church into the Anglican church and other denominations. In this diocese Cursillo was established in the mid-1980s. Currently, weekends are held at Camp Imadene near Lake Cowichan. Martha Massey is one of a number of ‘Cursillistas’ in St. Peter’s congregation. Because she lives in Courtenay, she groups there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about Cursillo. Applications are being accepted for the next weekend (date TBA).