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.”

Click here for a short video that describes Cursillo.


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 #70) for Men in the Diocese of Charleston is February 21 -24, 2019. Russ Foss will be the Rector. The next Three Day Weekend (Cursillo #70) for Women in the Diocese of Charleston is  March 7-10, 2019. 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.

Future Cursillo Weekend dates are:

Men’s #71 – August 22 – 25, 2019

Women’s #71 – September 26 – 29, 2019

Men’s #72 – February 20 – 23, 2020

Women’s #72 – March 12 – 15, 2020

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
  • For more information about Cursillo nationally, go to the National Cursillo Center website here
  • If you missed attending the 28th Cursillo National Encounter from August 16 – 19, 2018 at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington and want to see what you missed, click here
  • Read the monthly National Cursillo Newsletter here