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Welcome to the Cursillo website! The purpose of this site is to function as a "community-based" centre for Cursillistas, and as a point-of-information for those interested in Cursillo.


What is Cursillo?

Cursillo is a worldwide lay movement that originated in Mallorca, Spain, in the early 1940s.  While a member of the young men of Catholic Action, Eduardo Bonnin developed a three-day short course in Christian living presenting a method to motivate people to influence their environments in a Christian way. Working with a team of lay people and clergy, he led the first Cursillo weekend in 1944. After some refining, it soon spread to mainland Spain and to other countries.

The first Ottawa Cursillo was held in 1966, the same year Pope Paul VI designated Cursillo a renewal movement of the Church and named St. Paul as patron. The Ottawa English Cursillo community helped start Cursillo in the Ottawa French (1975) and Ottawa Anglican (1981) communities as well as in Cornwall (1974), Nova Scotia (1975) and Labrador (2003)

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There are several ways to make a donation to the OTTAWA CURSILLO MOVEMENT:
1.Cheque - You may make a one-time or regular donations to the OTTAWA CURSILLO MOVEMENT by sending a cheque or series of post-dated cheques to:   Ottawa Cursillo Movement, 153 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 3T8, Attention: Treasurer.

2. On-line - You may also make one-time or regular donations by clicking on the DONATE NOW button.  The donation(s) will be made either through PayPal or through a credit card of your choice.  Your donation may be made anonymously if you wish.

The OTTAWA CURSILLO MOVEMENT is a registered Canadian charity (#125243733RR0001).  You can discover more about the OTTAWA CURSILLO MOVEMENT by visiting Canada Revenue Agency's Charities and Giving website which contains the OTTAWA CURSILLO MOVEMENT's returns, including financial statements, for the last 12 years.  

You will receive a charitable income tax receipt for your donation, no matter how big or small your donation is.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the TreasurerJohn Sheridan, at

Thank you for making a difference in our movement.