Episcopal Cursillo

Christian retreats in Greater Los Angeles

Welcome to Cursillo

This is the place to learn about Cursillo weekends sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. They are offered in English (y tambien en Español).


Upcoming weekends

English-language weekends:

Men: February 22-25, 2018
Rector: Charlie Edmonds

Women: March 1-4, 2018
Rectora: Nancy Shively

Pomona CA

Spanish-language weekends:

Men: Fall 2018
Date to be announced

Women: Fall 2018
Date to be announced

Pomona CA


“Cursillo: It’s More than Just a Weekend!”

PLEASE JOIN US for a celebration entitled “Cursillo: It’s More than Just a Weekend!”

AUGUST 19, 2017 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Where: Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026.

What: Workshops; Music; Group Reunion; Inspirational Speaker from National Cursillo Committee; Grand Ultreya. Continental Breakfast and Full Lunch Included; Refreshments all day. Children Welcome, No Day Care Provided.

Cost: $15.00 per person.

Questions? Call Nancy Stock (714) 225-1280; or (en español) Sandra Cardona ((714) 264-2440) or write to nancywiebenstock@outlook.com

To register: Print out the registration form, fill it out and SEND it with CHECK OR CASH to: “Anglican Cursillos Diocese of Los Angeles” P.O. Box 1366, San Gabriel CA 91778. $15.00 per person.

Day of Rejuvenation & Grand Ultreya on Aug. 19, 2017

Dear Cursillistas:

Please become a Member of the  Servant Community and Volunteer to assist with our Summer Day of Rejuvenation & Grand Ultreya, to be hosted on August 19, 2017, 8:30 A.M. -3:00 P.M. Episcopal Cathedral Center Echo Park CA.  Please e-mail us if you would like to be part of this event. We could use your skills on the Organizing Committee. SAVE THE DATE!

This day will be filled with inspirational speakers, workshops, celebration; food, and a Grand Ultreya as we prepare for our upcoming Men’s and Women’s English and Spanish language Cursillo weekends.

The Cursillo Movement began in August 1944, on the island of Mallorca where a one-week course named Cursillo, for Leaders of Pilgrims, was offered by the Catholic Action movement to those who were preparing a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James at Compostela. Eduardo Bonnín and a group of his friends devised a method that made a profound change in the day-to-day life of the communities in which they lived. Much has changed since then in the United States, worldwide, and in the Episcopal Church. Yet, the basic tenets of Cursillo remain the same: “Make a friend, be a friend and bring a friend to Christ.”

Thank you and De Colores!

Episcopal Cursillo
Los Angeles Diocese

‘Back to the Mountain’ meeting — please come

When: June 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 311 W. South Street, Anaheim CA

What: “Back to Mountain Meeting”

Please join the Cursillo Community for a discussion about how we can improve the impact of this movement in our community.  Recently it has been discussed that the Anglo weekends in January 2017 should be postponed in lieu of a general retreat for the community, so we can re-tool the movement.

Are we doing all we can do? Are there signs that demonstrate that we need to take corrective action? Where is the Holy Spirit leading us on weekends, Fourth Day, grouping and our connection with one another?  Please come add your prayers and your ideas, as Secretariat charts a course for the future.

In preparation for the meeting please review the attached National Episcopal Cursillo booklet “Health and Well-Being of the Movement” (a PDF file),  which addresses some of the matters to be discussed.


Dates of the next two Cursillo weekends

These are the dates of the next two (Spanish-language) Cursillo weekends in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.


Men’s weekend: Oct. 6-9, 2016
Women’s weekend: Oct. 13-16, 2016


Men’s weekend: Exact timing still to be announced.
Women’s weekend: Exact timing still to be announced.

All weekends will be at the Cursillo House, 1233 East Kingsley Ave., Pomona, CA

Announcing the 2016 Grand Ultreya

The Secretariat of the Los Angeles Episcopal Cursillo is proud to invite you to the 2016 Grand Ultreya:

Saturday, May 21, 2016 — 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s, 311 W. South St, Anaheim, CA 92805.

Bring a favorite meal, appetizer or dessert to share!

The Ultreya will include: Eucharist, group reunion, commissioning of next year’s Rector and Rectora, election of new Secretariat members, music, fun, fellowship, and more!