What is Cursillo?

“Cursillos in Christianity is a movement within the Catholic Church that, through a method of its own, tries to, and through God’s grace, manages to enable the essential realities of the Christian to come to life in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of each person.”


“The Cursillo Movement consists of a living proclamation of the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us. It is communicated by the best means, which is friendship toward one another. “To explain Cursillo to someone who has not experienced Cursillo is, at best, difficult. It’s not because Cursillo is a secret, but because it is a living experience that one must encounter first hand.”



How do I experience Cursillo?


Cursillo is first experienced in a Three Day Weekend that runs from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.


The next Three Day Weekend (Cursillo #73) for Men in the Diocese of Charleston is August 20 -23 2020.


The next Three Day Weekend (Cursillo #73) for Women in the Diocese of Charleston is September 24 – 27, 2020.


Please go to the APPLICATIONS page of this site to print out and complete a Candidate Application if you are interested in experiencing a Cursillo Weekend. Each Candidate is required to have a Sponsor (someone that has already attended a Cursillo Weekend and can shepherd the Candidate through their Cursillo journey). Sponsors, please go to the APPLICATIONS page of this site to print out and complete a Sponsor Application if you are sponsoring a Candidate for a Cursillo Weekend. Please send all Candidate and Sponsor Applications to Traci Williams at her address,  401 Stoneridge Ct. Blythewood, SC 29016, or at her email, Tjwims@truvista.net


Future Cursillo Weekend dates are:


Men’s #73 – August 20 – 23, 2020


Women’s #73 – September 24 – 27, 2020



Diocese of Charleston, Regional and National Cursillo Information:


See Bishop Guglielmone’s announcement of Deacon Bob Jones as the new Spiritual Advisor for the Diocese of Charleston Deacon Bob Jones named Spiritual Advisor 


The Catholic Cursillo Movement within the Diocese of Charleston is part of Region 7. The Region 7 Catholic Cursillo Movement is made up of Roman Catholic Diocesan Cursillo Movements in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Mississippi. For more information about Cursillo in Region 7, go to the Region 7 Cursillo website here


The Region 7 Spring 2020 Encounter will be held in Miami on Friday, April 17th beginning at 6:00 PM and on Saturday, April 18th beginning at 7:00 AM. The Encounter will be hosted by: Cursillo De Christiandad 16250 SW 112th Ave. Miami, FL 33157.   Registration and additional information can be found here.


The next Region 7 Cursillo de Cursillos will be held in Biloxi, MS on July 11-14, 2019. More information when it becomes available.


For more information about Cursillo nationally, go to the National Cursillo Center website here


If you are interested in attending the 30th Cursillo National Encounter from July 23-26, 2020 at the Creighton University in Omaha, NE go here


If you missed attending the 29th Cursillo National Encounter from July 18 – 21, 2019 at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA and want to see what you missed, click here


Read the monthly National Cursillo Newsletter here