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Weekend Reflections

by Anne Sanchez
Rectora, Weekend #271

In the new and modern age, many Catholics don’t go to church. They used to go as children when Mom or Dad made them go. Now, it’s becoming harder and harder to find God in the culture. It’s harder and harder to find a reason to believe. It has been said that it takes one generation from inadequate adult catechesis to non church attendance; then one more generation from non-church attendance to unbelief.

I see Cursillo as an antidote to what is happening in the world. G.K. Chesterton said, “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”

There is no greater witness to that love affair with Jesus than in the Cursillo movement.

We in Cursillo have a mission to transform our environments into Christian ones. We are a movement that takes our faith out into the world.

As the women’s team came together for weekend #271, it was so evident that these women were in love with God; ON THE MOUNTAIN we saw such an overwhelming expression of God’s love.

The last women’s weekend, Cursillo #271, was my turn to be the team coordinator, or Rectora. Now it is my turn to step aside and soon there will be another Rectora... and then another.  Each weekend is phenomenal in its beauty and holiness, because the movement is led by the Spirit. When we are ON THE MOUNTAIN together, God’s presence is abundantly felt.

I am so grateful to be a part of the movement; so grateful that I can pass the experience on to my children, and one day to my grandchildren.

I have no doubt that we can slowly but surely regain our momentum and be instrumental in helping to bring God back into the culture.

De Colores!

©2012 San Diego English Speaking Cursillo

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