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Guestbook Archives - Year 2006


Name: Karen Thoren-Day
Date: December 4, 2006
City: Northern Illinois
Country USA
Hello and Peace to all of you,
I'm asking for prayer for our community ECCO-I of Northern Illinois.  We are in turmoil.  There is talk about dissolving our movement.  It's hard for us to get a weekend together.  Either we can't get the candidates and then there is a struggle to get the workers.  There is a small group that do not want to see this ended.  We need prayer from other communities for direction and peace in any decision  that is made.  If at all possible please send this out to as many places as possible.  We are meeting Friday evening  the 8th of December.
God's blessing and peace,
ECCO-I of Illinois

Name: William Hugh Dykstra  
Date: November 21, 2006
City: Grand Rapids Michigan
Country USA

     I have been blessed to work many Decolores Ministry weekends and come in as outside community to serve meals on English and Spanish and Vietnamese Cursillo’s.  Two Tres Dias weekends one in Nashville TN, the other in the Ukraine.  One Walk to Emmaus weekend and will be working another in April 2007.  I have also been blessed to work many weekends in prison!  Even though I am not Catholic nor do I speak read or write Spanish I feel most at home on Spanish Cursillo!

    Years ago a dream of mine came true at the Walk to Emmaus 20th International Celebration I was really blessed by God to meet MR Eduardo Bonnin!  I knew when I made my Decolores weekend that I had to really understand the roots of this ministry!

     Your web site is out standing!  Your community really understands Christian Community in Action!  Many talk about such things but do not walk the talk of these words!  To maintain such a web site takes a great deal of time and work!  Thank you for taking the time!  Time is the greatest gift one can give another!  The only way to make it more precious is give it in the name of Jesus the Christ!!!  We can all make more money but no one can make more time!!!  Here is another web site you might want to list and [*] between these three web sites one can find anything about the many Cursillo Methods

Decolores En Cristo 121

Great sites indeed. Both have been on our Directory since its inception

Name: Kathleen Ford
Date: November 21, 2006
City: Tri-State area
Country USA

Are there any contacts for Cursillo in the Tri- State area e.g. Indiana-Illinois-Kentucky?  Please provide  names and numbers.
Kathleen Ford LCSW,  ACSW
Social Worker, Bariatric Center


Name: Lilee Perera
Date: October, 2006
City: St Paul, Minnesota
Country USA

I just moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and would like to have contact information for Ultreyas held around zip 55105.  Thank you for your help.
De Colores!

Name: Allison Thomas
Date: September 25, 2006
City: Taranaki
Country New Zealand

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ
We have just concluded a wonderful weekend for our men in Taranaki New Zealand. Many received wonderful spirit filled moments enabling their faith and hope to be restored and to develop more fully. Praise to God, the Son and his all encompassing Holy Spirit, as depicted on our banner. Some saw it fly! The Theme was Love one another (Heb. 3 v1) and there was great love there.
Next weekend we will be attending the 2nd National Ultreya in Palmerston North. Your prayers would be appreciated. Thank you for sharing information via the internet.
We will be visiting Cape Breton(Margaree) in December and early January. Would we be able to Reunion with any folks there?
Yours in Christ.  De Colores
Allison Thomas
Waikato Women's 4 St Elizabeth's Table

Name: Thomas Wheeler
Date: September 12, 2006
City: Palmyra Wisconsin
Country USA
I made my Cursillo in 1996  -   # 161. Cursillo has made me a more prayerful person. thankful for all  I have in being Christ to other people. In my life. I've become a prayer warrior for others' needs.
God Bless Most Sincerely,

Name: Lindell Kincade
Date: August 16, 2006
City: Hattiesburg, MS
Country USA

Hello, my name is Ella Kincade, and I live in Hattiesburg, MS. and am active in the Catholic Cursillo Movement of South MS. I am looking for information on the availability of Cursillo, Methodist, for my family that live in Prince George's County, and Calvert County Md, as I would like to sponsor them for a week-end, as this would be the best gift I could give them.  My husband and I have been active since 1995.  Thank you for any information.
Ella Kincade
811 Monterrey Lane
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
DeColores to all

Name: Geoff and Hilary Miller
Date: August 8, 2006
City: Birmingham
Country UK
Greetings from Geoff and Hilary Miller #Coventry 28
We understand the Cursillo is present in Malawi.  Does anyone have any information?  Geoff and I are visiting with a team for the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham at the end of September.  It would be good to know of a contact.
Yours in Christ
Geoff and Hilary Miller
Birmingham UK

Name: Br Sean Kelly
Date: May 25, 2006
City: Dublin
Country Ireland
     Hi All,   This is Br Sean Kelly from Ireland.   
     I did my Cursillo in Belfast Nr Ireland in September 1995. It was the beginning of an incredible journey for me. I am currently studying for the priesthood with the Capuchin Franciscans in Dublin, Ireland.
As part of my four year degree I have to write a 10,000 word thesis on any subject with a theological favour. I am considering writing mine on some aspect of Cursillo and would really appreciate any ideas or help in this direction. 
     Also the Belfast Cursillo weekends are starting next Thurs June 1st-4th Mens and June 8th-11th Womens if anyone would like to E-mail me some Palanca. [address above]
     God bless you and your Families.
     Be Sean

Name: Susan Williams
Date: May 9, 2006
City: Richmond, Virginia
Country USA

Hello,  I am a new member of the Emmaus community and have just completed my walk at the last women’s walk a couple of months ago.  My husband went to Emmaus last weekend for the man’s walk but had to leave due to health issues.  He found some information about the Alarga walk and is interested in getting more info about this one.  Can you send me some info about the Alarga walk?

Name: Frank Rocks
Date: March 9, 2006
City: Illinois
Country USA

I made my cursillo weekend in October of 1974.  it began a lifelong journey to the lord.  About 10 years ago I began a group called Credo Recovery.  It basically is a weekend for those recovering from addictions of any sort.
The blessing of the cursillo method is something that has stuck with me all these years and I praise God for it.  Credo Recovery is now in Illinois, west Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.  It has been a blessing to hundreds of recovering folks.  If it were not for Cursillos de Cristandad it would not have come to be.  If anyone needs information about Credo you may email me at .

Name: Bill Duperouzel
Date: February 25, 2006
City: Beds LU7 2YJ
Country England
First, let me introduce myself.
My name is Bill Duperouzel, I have been part of the Cursillo Catholic movement in England and Wales since 1989. I am currently the treasurer and web master for
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy dipping into your web site from time to time and navigating my way around. It is such a good site. It always give me a special uplift to hear that beautiful De Colores music played on the piano. You know, I have tried very hard to buy a CD which contains this music but without success. I was wondering if you were able to let me know the name / ID number of the CD and I will try again. I would love to insert this music onto our web site. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Prayers from your brother in Christ
God bless,
5, Rock Close
Leighton Buzzard
Beds LU7 2YJ

Name: Lawrence & Janice Mosher
Date: February 25, 2006
City: Kennesaw, GA
Country USA

To Whom It May Concern:  
I am writing this memo requesting information about my wife’s and I predicament.  We are Converts from the Episcopal Church, 1991.  Our Curculios weekend was in the Episcopal Dioceses of Atlanta in the Spring of 1981.  May we become members of the Ultreya now in the Catholic Church or do we need to attend the Catholic Curculios?  We are Parishioners of Saint Catherine of Siena, Kennesaw, GA.  Our home address is :  742 Maggie Court, N W, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1392, and telephone is: 770-926-3989 home

"Faith is the supernatural gift from God. In order to believe, man needs interior helps of the Holy Spirit". (CCC 179)


Name: Kathy Farneti
Date: February 23, 2006
City: Trinity County, CA
Country USA

I pray this email finds you in good health, spiritually and physically. My name is Kathy Farneti and I am the Palanca chair for Trinity Alps Cursillo #5. We are a new Cursillo movement in Trinity County, California and have had a Cursillo every year since 2003.  I would like to request Palanca for our upcoming Cursillo's this year.  We will be having our Cursillo #4 Men's Cursillo (Seek Ye First) March 9th-March 12th, 2006.  We have 27 candidates and 30 team members.  The Rector is Anthony Edwards.
We will be having our Cursillo #5 Women's Cursillo (How Beautiful) March 23rd-March 26th, 2006.  We have 41 candidates and 37 team members.  The Rectora is Anne Lagorio.  All prayers are welcome and any palanca representing this prayer would be appreciated.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions.  In Christ's Service,

Name: Riki Strong
Date: February 22, 2006
City: Eastern Oregon
Country USA
   This is just to let you know how much I enjoy your website - it's an inspiration for us all!   We have an upcoming weekend: April 27-30, 2006, Cursillo Community of Eastern Oregon (Episcopal), Cursillo #40 (coed). Contact:  Riki Strong.
Thank you (for ALL you do!)

Name: Karen M. Thoren-Day
Date: February 6, 2006
City: Northern IL
Country USA

ECCO-I of Northern IL.  Please pray for our weekend (April 27-30).  We are in the process of picking our team...

Name: Jonathan Cruickshank
Date: February 2, 2006
City: Cape Breton, NS
Country Canada

Hello there,  My name is Jonathan Cruickshank, and I am from Nova Scotia, Canada. I represent the Cursillo movement in Cape Breton, and am sending out this Palanca request for our upcoming 3rd Men's weekend from February 9-12, 2006. You can also forward me your upcoming dates for Cursillo, and we can get involved with sending palanca to you. Anything would be greatly appreciated, and it is exciting to think about the globalization of this movement. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you, and De Colores...
Jonathan Cruickshank
Please send Palanca to the attention of:
The Cape Breton United Cursillo, 3rd Men's weekend.

Name: Mary Heywood
Date: January 28, 2006
City: Aberdeen
Country Scotland

Dear Cursillo
Greetings from Scotland where our team of Cursillistas in the Diocese of Aberdeen is currently preparing for a Cursillo Weekend at Kinnoull Monastery, Perth.
Dates for our weekend are March 2nd to March 5th 2006 and we very much need your prayers and support for both team and candidates.
Thanking you in anticipation. God Bless you all.
De colores,

Name: Joe Brusherd
Date: January 20, 2006
City: Rogers, AR
Country USA

De Colores!
August 27, 1977 was my Cursillo time and then worked 5 more Cursillo week-ends afterward.  I had the 'Purple book' that outlined and detailed the Cursillo program, but alas loaned it out and lost track.  Now I need it, or one like it.  Do you know if the infamous "Purple book" is still available?  or one like it.
Thanks and may you be blessed.

Joe Brusherd
710 Summit Loop.  Rogers, AR 72756.  479-644-5262

Name: Dana Joines
Date: January 12, 2006
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Country USA

I am the palanca chairperson for the St. Louis Cursillo Movement, Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri USA. I would like to request palanca. I will be happy to send palanca as well.  Thank you.

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