Welcome to Cursillo – Southwest Florida

The word Cursillo is short for Cursillos de Cristiandad, literally a short course of Christianity. The Cursillo movement began in the laity after World War II in Franco’s Spain; it came to the United States and was translated into English.

We are a group of Episcopalians eager to develop lay leadership across our diocese. Cursillo is one method for training, supporting and ongoing development of Christian leadership. The Cursillo method contains two main components, a 3-day weekend filled with 15 talks, group discussions, worship and fun… and the 4th-day that represents how we live out the Christian life in support of one another.

There are a lot of Spanish terms like Ultreya and DeColores that you will see throughout these pages; for more info on what these terms mean and about Cursillo and its history, go to What is Cursillo?


View Pilgrim List for Cursillo #140 – Click Here

Pilgrim Applications

From the Registrar:
Now is the time to get the Pilgrim application, sponsor form, and clergy form to Mary Anders (the sooner the better). Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The three forms may be emailed to manders200@gmail.com or mailed to 1575 Simmons Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756.

Invitations will be sent the last week of August.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Mary Anders 727-430-2467

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