What happens at a Cursillo?
More than 2,300 Deaf cursillistas have experienced it, they can’t really explain it. It is even more impossible to explain it to someone who hasn’t experienced it. The apostles could not explain the experience of what happened to them on Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came. Only the Holy Spirit knows for sure.
The Cursillo experience really starts on Thursday night and continues. until Sunday. The Cursillo helps people to understand what it means to follow Christ – and how to help each other follow Christ. Give a new meaning and encouragement to life. You will find many surprises, friendliness, warmth, and…the spirit of Jesus that you will see in one another. It is an awesome experience of God.
Who can come to the Cursillo?
The Deaf Cursillo geared for Active Catholic Deaf Adults
- Single and Married couples can come
- .Non-Catholic Spouse of Catholic is welcome
- All presentations are in American Sign Language, with no voice interpreter
What are the goals for the Cursillo?
The Cursillo experience tries to help everyone:
- discover their own importance
- experience the presence and love of Jesus Christ
- realize the importance of being a Christian in today’s world
Are Cursillo people different?
The Cursillo is for people like you! People who are Catholic, have been attending Church and Mass, but are still searching for something more! The team for the Cursillo are people just like you who work together to prepare and lead the Cursillo.
Lay people and spiritual directors give talks in American Sign Language with discussions after each talk. The Cursillo talks always include the experience of the speakers.
After the Cursillo…
The most important part of the Cursillo happens after the Cursillo is finished.The Cursillo weekend is the beginning of a journey. The Cursillo experience helps us to journey toward God and spread God’s love to everyone (John 15: 9-17). The journey continues all our life.
When is the Cursillo?
Participants arrive Thursday. evening September 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm and it will end on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm in Ignatius House.
Atlanta, GA Their website is at:
https:/www.ignatiushouse.org We will send you directions to Ignatius House and a list of things to bring after we receive your registration form.
We will provide transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (less than an hour drive to Ignatius House). Please arrive Atlanta Eastern time before 4:00 pm. If coming by Marta subway, please use Marta at the airport, please take the red line toward Sandy Springs station before 5:30 pm. Please contact Cynthia at
DeafCursillo67@gmail.com for more information.
How much does it cost?
Cost is $350 per person. You will need to make $75 deposit now then pay $275 by August 1, 2022. The cost covers room and meal package.
If you need help paying for your trip, please contact your local ICDA chapter, your priest, pastoral worker or bishop.
We are happy to announce Deaf Cursillo #67 at the Ignatius House in Atlanta, GA. Ignatius House is a 20 acres forest located along the Chattahoochee River. We provide a peaceful setting and the conference rooms. Meals and sleeping accommodations for group and individuals to enjoy.
How can I sign up?
Limit 30 new participants will be accepted to enter the Deaf Cursillo. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation notice, maps and other essential information. First come. First Serve.
If you are interested, please fill out the candidate form and with your $75 nonrefundable check: Money order or check payment to
Deaf Cursillo Retreat Fund.