The Cursillo method aims at helping to transform, in a Christian way, the environments where people live and work through the involvement of “new men and women” who have become such from their encounter with Christ. This is a goal of the three day “little course” on Christianity; in which a team of priests and lay people, supported by the prayer and sacrifices of the movement’s other members, communicated the fundamental truths of the Christian faith in an especially “living way.”

Saint John Paul II, July 29, 2000

What is Cursillo?

Cursillo is an encounter with Christ in a small community of the Church so that His love and grace can be brought to every aspect of life. Cursillo, pronounced “cur-see-yo”, began in Spain in 1939 and has spread throughout the world. The word “Cursillo” means, “little course.” The cursillo is a little course in Christianity. In a fuller sense, Cursillo is an experience of people gathered into a small community by Christ to promote their growth in grace and to intensify their ability to be His witnesses in the world.


Upcoming Events

Men’s Cursillo Weekends

Date: Thursday, March 7 – March 10, 2024
Location: Notre Dame Spirituality Center, Ipswich

Women’s Cursillo Weekends

Date: Thursday, February 8 – February 11, 2024
Location: Notre Dame Spirituality Center, Ipswich

More Information

  • Learn more about the Cursillo Movement of the Archdiocese of Boston, visit the Boston Cursillo website at Boston Cursillo.

ON A JOURNEY WITH CHRIST TO WELCOME, LOVE & SERVE