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"CURSILLO", (Spanish word pronounced: Cur-see-yo). Cursillo, or "Cursillo de Cristiandad", means "short course in Christianity". Cursillo is a movement of the Catholic Church, which with its own method, makes it possible to live a thriving Christian life. It helps people discover and fulfill their own spiritual growth and promotes the creation of core groups of Catholic Christians who leaven their personal environments with the love of Jesus Christ and His teachings within the Catholic Church. The 3-day/4-night course is provided twice a year, separately for men and women in both English and Spanish. Cursillo is held at Marywood Catholic Retreat Center, ( south of Jacksonville, in Switzerland, Florida. It begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening.

The weekend is a blend of serious and lighthearted spiritual exercises and presentations provided by clergy, religious and lay team members. Each person who would like to attend a Cursillo 3-Day Weekend must complete an application and be sponsored by someone who has attended previously, preferably someone from their own Parish. Your application information also helps the staff to serve you better during your Cursillo weekend. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, and you will be notified when you have been accepted. The cost of the weekend is covered by donations. It is the policy of the Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of St. Augustine that no one will be denied the opportunity of making the weekend if they cannot give a donation. For more information please go to