The History of Cursillo?
The Cursillo Movement is a movement within the Catholic Church. Cursillo is often associated with a 3-Day weekend. There is much more than just the three-day weekend. This Movement started in Spain, in 1940, bringing the young men to know Christ better. They had been working to bring men to Christ, so they could then work together to Christianize the world. The first Cursillo in the USA was held in Waco, Texas, in 1957. In 1962, Cursillo began to blossom in the US Catholic Church. We are proud that as of the coming of the 2000s, there are over 600 dioceses of the US Catholic Church with an active Cursillo Movement. In 1965, Lou & Liz Pauly introduced it to the Catholic Church at Buffalo. Weve held about 200 weekends in Buffalo, and (about) 75 priests, 40 Deacons, 200 Sisters, 2,300 laymen, and 2,500 laywomen have made a Cursillo weekend. Most of the parishes in our Diocese have The Cursillo Movement is a movement within the Catholic Church.