Empowering Leaders to be the Hands and Feet of Christ
In a sentence, Cursillo is Make a Friend, Be a Friend, Bring a friend to Christ.
Pope Francis, in his recent meeting with Cursillistas, said “the pioneers of the movement were authentic missionaries and did not hesitate to take the initiative and bravely approach people, to help them on their journey of faith.” The Holy Father urged those present to follow their example, with the infinite love of Christ that frees and transforms lives. He said, “I encourage you to go beyond, faithful to your charism! To keep alive the zeal, the fire of the Spirit that always compels the followers of Christ to reach those on the peripheries, to “step out of their comfort zone and have the courage to reach all the suburbs that need the light of the Gospel”.
Over the course of a three-day weekend, lay people are given the tools needed to become effective Christian leaders in their church and community; taking what they have learned about God’s Word out into the world – that the world would see Jesus in them!