Welcome to Cursillo – Southwest Florida

Cursillo is a three-day weekend, held at DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton. It begins on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday. During the three days, participants hear a variety of talks given by lay persons and clergy.

A Cursillo weekend is not a retreat, with fasting or extended periods of silence. Rather, it is an experience in Christian education where participants meet clergy and laity who are seeking to strengthen their faith. Shared prayer, worship, study, music, fellowship, laughter, and tears all work together to create a loving atmosphere where one can feel the reality of God’s free and unconditional love. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated daily.

Cursillo, spanish for “A Short Course in Christian Living,” is an opportunity to grow in faith and in spirituality. Through weekend events, Cursillo  participants gain:

  • an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the teachings of Jesus and how we can serve him.
  • an experience of living in a loving and caring Christian community.
  • a continuing community that gives support and encouragement empowering the renewed Christians to persevere in carrying out their Baptismal vows.

For more info about Cursillo and its history, go to What is Cursillo?