May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
The weekend starts on a Thursday night and ends on Sunday night. During these three days, a small course (cursillo) is given on the fundamental aspects of Christianity and the Christian way of life. This ‘course’ is not of an academic nature. It is composed of real-life experiences, given mostly by lay-persons, which become the basis for small group discussions.
These testimonies and exchanges are intermingled with songs, laughter, breaks and moments of prayer. The atmosphere is one of warmth, fraternity and respect and before we know it, it is over.
It is not uncommon to see people arrive on Thursday night, dragging their feet, worried about what will happen and wondering why they are there. If their hearts are open, just slightly ajar, they leave after the weekend, having experienced the mystery that is God and with a different outlook on life.