Our History

Cursillo (pronounced "kur-see-yo") is a Spanish word meaning "short course" - a short course in Christianity. The Cursillo started in Spain in the late 1940's and has since spread throughout the world. It came to the United States in 1957 when Spanish Air Cadets, training at Lackland AFB, in Waco, Texas held a Cursillo weekend for a group of Spanish speaking men.  The first weekends in Atlanta were held in 1965 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  That gathering and all those held since had roots going back to the very first three days held in the monastery of San Honorato on the Island of Majorca, Spain in 1949.