Charlotte Cursillo

Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, NC

"Friendship with Ourselves, Christ, and Others"

What is the

Cursillo Movement?

The Cursillo Movement is a lay movement within the Catholic Church that shares the fundamentals of being a Christian as an individual and in unity. The Cursillo helps those that are baptized have the knowledge and conviction to live their faith more deeply and actively in their daily lives.

Cursillos In Christianity means: "Short course in Christianity." The heart of the Cursillo lies in living the three day experience, making it possible to have a deep encounter with oneself, with God and with others. Different talks are shared on various topics given by priests, deacons and laypersons which deal with life, the Catholic faith and a method to bring Christ into the modern world.

"Cursillo is an instrument raised up by God for the proclamation of the gospel in our time."

Saint John Paul II

What is the

Purpose of Cursillo?

The purpose of the Cursillo Movement is to encourage Catholics to live their faith more deeply and actively in their daily lives. Forming small Christian communities in their neighborhoods, parishes, work and other places where they live the greater part of their lives. The movement also encourages the formation of small friendship groups to come together to be better friends and to form, strengthen and persevere a life in grace.

Cursillo Weekend

The Cursillo Weekend is the central phase of the Cursillo Movement. It is a profound 3-day experience of a personal encounter with oneself, with Christ and with others.

The spirit of the living Christ is renewed, examined and enjoyed in the Cursillo. During the Cursillo weekend basic Christian beliefs and truths are reviewed. The weekend is the first introduction for many people to the power of genuine Christian community.

Upcoming Cursillos

Make a Friend. Be a Friend. Bring a Friend to Christ.

June 6-9, 2024

Men's Cursillo Weekend

Catholic Conference Center

1551 Trinity Lane, Hickory, NC 28602

June 27-30, 2024

Women's Cursillo Weekend

Catholic Conference Center

1551 Trinity Lane, Hickory, NC 28602

What Cursillos has been for me...

"Cursillos for me has been an experience that I will never forget

in my life and it has made me feel that Christ truly walks by my side"

Mike - Cursillista

What Cursillos has been for me...

"For me, living a Cursillo in Christianity

was a growth in faith. It was knowing Jesus more deeply."

Angie - Cursillista

Who We Are

The Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC

Cursillos in Christianity is an apostolic movement of the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded in Mallorca, Spain by a group of lay people in 1944, led by Eduardo Bonnin. The Cursillo focuses on showing lay Christians how to become effective Christian leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, given by priests, deacons and laypersons. These talks are called “rollos”, in a more complete sense, Cursillo is an experience of people brought together in a small community for Christ to promote their growth in grace and intensify their ability to be his witnesses in the world.