Those who have experienced a Cursillo Weekend are sometimes referred to as 4th Day Community or Cursillistas.
The term fourth day refers to the days of living out the weekend's message and practices. The weekend itself occurs over three days. The fourth day is the day you are sent fourth to live a life with Christ as its center; thus each day after the weekend is your 4th day.
As a 4th day Community member or Cursillista there are many ways to participate and find support. Below there are two of the main supports provided after your weekend; the Teaching Ultreya and Reunion Groups. Use this website and visit it regularly to learn more about community events. Look under the 4th day tab for more information and references for Community Needs and useful Links.
Teaching Ultreyas are a special gathering held after a Cursillo Weekend. It is a group mostly comprised of the new Cursillistas (those who just made the weekend), their sponsors, members of the secretariat (leaders of the special committees) and members of the weekend's team. This is an opportunity for the New Cursillistas to reconnect with the community, learn more about reunion groups, sponsoring candidates and reflect on how the weekend as impacted thier daily life.
Teaching Ultreyas provide a time to reconnect with friends as well as meet new community members. The format for the Ultreya is gathering in opening prayer, a shared reflection on the weekend given by a team member, an echo (which is an opportunity for people to respond briefly about what they resonated with regard to the reflection. Information regarding up coming events and other aspects of the Cursillo Movement.
Reunion groups are groups of three to six people who meet regularly (usually once a week) to share and connect how they are living out the method of the Cursillo Movement. Reunion groups form strong bonds, build trust, and foster a deeper union with Christ alive in our lives and hearts.
Your Sponsor will help you find a reunion group. Reunion groups change and grow as time and life continue. Some people meet stay in the same group for many years, and some people have been part of many groups. When a group get too large the group needs to rearrange.
Cursillo is not only in Chicago, it is National and is also in many other countries. When people move to different cities, states, and countries they can always connect with the Cursillo Community and join a reunion group.