About Cursillo

Cursillo (“Cur see yo”) is a three-day weekend that introduces people to simple methods for nurturing and growing their relationships with Christ. It provides an experience of living in a Christian community centered in worship, prayer, study of scripture, and interaction with other Christians. Its mission is to build up our parish churches by encouraging and empowering its members to prepare for doing the work of the church- the spreading of the Gospel.

Why go?

  • The cost is covered by generous donations from the members of the Cursillo family.

  • It is relaxing.

  • It is fun.

  • It is a rare opportunity to spend three days of undistracted attention to what God has to say to us.

  • All your needs will be take care of.

  • The food is delicious.

  • If you ask people who have been, most will tell you that it was a very positive and valuable experience. Many will tell you that it was a starting point for important changes in their relationships with Christ

How do I register

  • Talk to your rector

  • This online form is the preferred registration method as it improves the accuracy of the information collected. Alternatively a paper form can be downloaded, printed, and mailed.

Where is it located

  • Camp Beckwith 10400 Beckwith Lane, Fairhope, AL 36532

  • Rooms have a private bath and 2 beds.

What do I need for the weekend

  • Casual clothes

  • No alcohol

  • Personal care items, including shampoo/conditioner.

  • An attitude of adventure

  • Your favorite pillow if you are particular about those things

What’s expected of participants?

  • To be open and willing to respond to what you experience, to share your feelings with others, and allow them to share theirs with you.

  • To make a genuine effort to discover where you are and where or how you can grow in your Christian life.

  • To feel secure in the knowledge that you are accepted where you are and as you are, and to know that a specific response is not expected of you.

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Thank you all who have given so much of yourselves this weekend. I have been given a gift beyond knowing or imagining. To be cosseted so completely in a place of such love and grace, and yet have the whole world reach in with a hug. This can only be experienced, it cannot be described. - Pilgrim #155

It is deeply humbling when one realizes all the work and prayer that has been put into helping the lost receive the Holy Spirit. It is even more humbling when one realizes that most of the work and prayer has been performed by complete strangers whose only motivation is the unselfish desire to glorify God by loving their neighbors as themselves. The tireless work of the Cursillo staff creates a humbling debt that can never be repaid, but hopefully the debt will be passed onto others who receive the Holy Spirit. - Pilgrim #155