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The Cursillo Movement in AmericaCatholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality$
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Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607153

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607177_Nabhan-Warren

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Epilogue Cursillo Weekends, Fourth-Day Spirituality, and the Future

Epilogue Cursillo Weekends, Fourth-Day Spirituality, and the Future

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(p.245) Epilogue Cursillo Weekends, Fourth-Day Spirituality, and the Future
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The Cursillo Movement in America
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Kristy Nabhan-Warren

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607153.003.0009

This chapter shows that Catholic and Protestant Cursillos are lay-sponsored, parachurch, church-supported weekend retreats that address individual Christians as important, vital members of the larger Church body. Although some within the Cursillo movement shun the term retreat, the word accurately captures the intensive spiritual experiences and exercises that happen on a Cursillo weekend, whether Catholic or Protestant. As we have seen, six tables of five to six candidates and one mentor per table eat, sleep, pray, and worship together for seventy-two-hours, from Thursday to Sunday evening. Whether it is a Catholic Cursillo, a Tres Dias weekend, a Kairos Inside Weekend, or any of the other Fourth-Day weekends or their offshoots, the course is carefully orchestrated according to a manual by a team of dedicated Cursillo lay leaders who dedicate months of planning to sponsoring a successful weekend.

Keywords:   Protestant Cursillos, weekend retreats, Christianity, Cursillo movement, spiritual experiences

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