Showing posts from April, 2013


For a great study of the DNA of a Cursillista, go to the Study tab. You might see yourself in a whole new way! Also on the website, under the Piety tab  are some thoughts and a prayer service from Hilare Reinold about praying for and with those dealing with loss. Something we all need, especially lately.

THOUGHTS ON THE DAY OF REFLECTION by Ronnie Martella, Lay Director

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Last Saturday Sister Simon and Father Ed gave us a day of reflection on the Liturgical seasons and more. Father reminded us that while we have faith in the eternal, we live in time and our lives are marked by certain events and observations. He walked us through the church year and highlighted how each of those seasons opens for us a window on a deeper relationship with God. Opening ourselves up can be a fearful thing, but reflect on this quote from Henri Mouwen that shows us what is possible if we can get past the fear: “Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but what you want to give me.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life Sister Simon walked us through Ordinary time and then gave us some not so ordinary words


Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of postings from the Cursillo Archives. We believe these articles are as timely today as they were when they were first published. AWARENESS by Arny DuPont This year Doris and I took our vacation on the beach in South Carolina .   Our son and daughter along with their children accompanied us.   Two of our granddaughters are 3+ years old and the other granddaughter is 5+ years old. Throughout the week I would arise early and check the horizon for visibility. It was my intention to sit with my oldest granddaughter to watch the sunrise. Every day the sky was either foggy or it was raining and so I would return to bed. Finally, on the last day of vacation, the sky was clear.  I silently crept to my granddaughter’s bed and whispered to her that I was going to watch the sunrise and asked if she wished to join me.  She sleepily said yes so I wrapped her in her blanket and went outside and sat with her as the sun  prepared to begin


School of Leaders April 19 School of Leaders May 17 Mass June 7- St. Joseph's in Beverly School of Leaders June 21 National Encounter at Hofstra in Hempstead, NY July 25-28 Weekends are scheduled at Stella Maris for November 21-24. 2013 and February 27-March 2, 2014. Which will be a men’s and which will be a women’s will be determined by the applications received and so we need to know about team members for both. Anyone interested is asked to call Mary Weis @ 732-458-0727