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Lauren Moore illustration He is there 2.


   Cursillo, as a movement of the Church, originated in Spain and

   has a vocabulary of its own which honours that Spanish origin.

   Spe​cific Spanish words - De Colores, Ultreya and Cursillistas -

   to name a few, become part of the everyday vocabulary of

   everyone who attends a Cursillo weekend.

   For Cursillistas the words are a reminder of a special time

   spent reflecting on God's loving grace and continued

   encouragement to persevere in our faith through the challenge

   of life. To rest in the presence of God, act in His grace and live

   the Christian Life.



   The Language of Cursillo defined


   Cursillo - short course; series of lectures

   Cursillista - Cursillo participant. Cursillistas - Plural.

   De Colores - in colours.

   In the Cursillo movement, being "in colours" is to be in God's

   grace. For that reason, Cursillistas often sign off or greet each

   other with the phrase "De Colores"

   Ultreya - heading onwards or reaching beyond.

               - a Group meeting, from the global spread of the word

   through the Cursillo movement.

   If you are familiar with the Camino de Santiago - the Pilgrimage

   way to Santiago de Compostela - you may already know the 

   word 'Ultreya!' A greeting of encouragement to Keep Going!,

   pilgrims shout to each other along the way.





 Illustration by Lauren Moore

  Go find,

  He is in every unmarked small act of 


  He is in every heart

  In your heart

  Listen and look.

  He is right there.

Extract: The Missing Christ by Anne Munday

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