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Guestbook Archives - Year 2007

 

Name: Danielsen Lisbeth
Date: October 30, 2007
E-Mail: lijo@fredrikstad.kommune.no
City: .
Country Norway
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   Pray for the Walk to Emmaus Norway next week.  

Hilsen Lisbeth Danielsen
Norway


Name: Madeleine Legge
Date: October 16, 2007
E-Mail: madeleine.legge@dutih.es
City: Madrid
Country Spain
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Hi, my name is Madeleine and I am a cursillista as of this last weekend, when I went on a cursillo in Madrid.
I was hoping someone could give me information on cursillos in the UK, because I want to invite my Mother to go on one.
Thank you very much.


Name: Mario Luera
Date: September 5, 2007
E-Mail: msluera@elite.net
City: Livingston, CA
Country USA
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   My name is Mario Luera and I am a cursillitas.
I made my cursillo 23 years ago and I would like to work in one cursillo before my days are up. I am 59 years old, married to a beautiful wife. We both have two sons.
My wife is also a cursillita
Mario Luera
904 Turquoise Ct.
Livingston, CA  95334

Name: Karin Benning
Date: August 24, 2007
E-Mail: kbenning@napanet.net
City: Napa, California
Country USA
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Hello,
 
I have many (Episcopalian) friends who have participated in Cursillo.  I am truly afraid to go because of a bad experience I had with Marriage Encounter.  It seems to be the same format as far as attendance: you can't leave if you are uncomfortable; it is not for people who have problems (who knows what that means?); we cannot tell you anything about it ahead of time;  you should not consider leaving;  those who have gone have "separate" groups to attend as a follow-up.  I guess I am wondering why the secrecy?  If this is something from which all Christians can benefit, why the exclusivity and the need to be "chosen"?  (Need a sponsor.)  Are there professionals there to help?
 
Marriage Encounter was a poor decision for my husband and me.  We went, we very uncomfortable, and then we told there were only lay people in attendance to help us when we wondered why we "failed".  We were met at the end of the weekend by our sponsors who provided dinner, hugs, personal notes, and the promise of fellowship now that we were "one of them".  The members of our congregations back home made us feel like we were outsiders when all the Marriage Encounter graduates sat together on Sunday.  We  had told them we weren't where they thought we were with the M.C. philosophy;  it was like there was something wrong with us when it was not FOR us.  Ultimately, we stopped attending church because of this intimate "club".
 
I am serious when I say I need more explanation.  I am on a spiritual journey like many others, but I am afraid to get involved in something like this again.  However, I want to be fair in my perception of it, so won't somebody please clarify all of this of this for me?
 
Sincerely,
 
Karin Benning

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Name: Ron Crowther
Date: July 11, 2007
E-Mail: ron_crowther@telus.net
City: Courtenay, British Columbia
Country Canada
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I live on the west coast of Canada. There is a Cursillo weekend being held in September an hour and a half drive away from our parish (Nanaimo). I am considering attending this weekend, but I would have to take an extra day (Friday) off work in order to do so. As I am a high school teacher, this would involve an extra expense of about $250 above the amount charged to register because I would have to pay for a replacement. Is it possible to attend from Friday evening to Sunday? Would this severely limit the experience?

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Name: Paulo Calori
Date: July 11, 2007
E-Mail: paulo@pfcnetwork.com.br
City: São José do Rio Preto
Country Brasil
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Hello, brothers and sisters

 

My name is Paulo Calori, I am cursilhista in the city of São José do Rio Preto - Brazil and one of the responsible ones for the construction of the Site of the Cursillo in our region. We are entering in contact, with objective to divulge our site as plus a consultation option on the movement of Cursilho in the World(exactly because they are not many, for what we search, less than 200 sites in all World) and also asking for the possible gentility if to include our site in the menu “Links” of your site, as well as we made with the your site, that already meets referenciado in our menu of “Services/Links/Cursilho in World” Is to the disposal for bigger clarifications.

Our site (still in final phase), in the address: www.cursilhoriopreto.org

 

Without more for the moment and being thankful since already your  attention

 

Best Regards Decolores

Paulo Calori

(17) 3216-3400    (17) 3011-9040
Skype: linha1.pfcnetwork  linha2.pfcnetwork

Name: John Blossom
Date: June 10, 2007
E-Mail: johnb@oldsailorshome.com
City: Peoria, Illinois
Country USA
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I am an Anglican/Episcopal priest in Peoria, Illinois, USA.  Cursillo has been extremely important in my life since my Cursillo weekend in 1967.  I am currently “planting” a church here in Peoria.  My wife Linda (Rectora – Diocese of Peoria Women’s Cursillo #858) is my partner in this work for the Lord.  Much of our spirituality of our new parish will be guided by Piety, Study, and Action.  The name of the new church plant is “Bread of Life Anglican Fellowship”.  We ask your prayers and will link our parishioners to your site for education and information about the Cursillo Movement.   

The Cursillo Movement here in the RC Diocese of Peoria is unique in that it is intentionally and overtly inter-denominational……but explicitly Roman Catholic in the weekend experience.  The National Secretariat attempted to halt the inter-denominational activity but three Bishops in succession have adamantly protected it.  God has blessed this entire city through the Cursillo.  There are over 10,000 Cursillistas in a city of not much more than 100,000.  

Thank you and God Bless you! 

JohnB+
The Reverend Canon John Blossom


Name: Debra Tardif
Date: June 10, 2007
E-Mail: d.tardif13@sympatico.ca
City: Toronto, ON
Country Canada
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Thank you for your web page.  I sought it out in search of palanca for the National Canadian Conference of Cursillos, in which I was able to contact someone through this website.   My name is Debbie Tardif of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Country of Canada.    Decolores

 


Name: Susan Desrosiers
Date: March 21, 2007
E-Mail: stowdesrosiers@btinternet.com
City: Canterbury
Country England
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Hi!
 
I am the Lay Rector of the next Canterbury weekend which starts this Friday, 25th May at Aylesford Priory, near Maidstone in Kent, England. I was researching info for my Ultreya talk and came upon your website. So I thought I would let you know about us. I realise its too late for physical Palanca, but would greatly appreciate your prayers.
 
I am married to a French Canadian (Rev Jacques Desrosiers) who is the current Spiritual Director of the movement in Canterbury Diocese. He is originally from Cornwall Ontario, where I met and married him 32 years ago this May 31st. We came to the UK in 1987 with our 3 sons for a two year adventure and are still here!  We made our Cursillo in Ottawa in 1983 and it has been a real blessing to us here in the UK.
 
We would love to hear from anybody in Canada and would welcome all visitors to our beautiful garden of Kent home (I run a B & B in the Vicarage).
 
De Colores!
 
Susan Desrosiers

Name: Dee Longoria
Date: March 20, 2007
E-Mail: Delma.Longoria@valleybaptist.net
City: San Juan, Texas
Country USA
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I just made my cursillo in San Juan Texas. I made it in Spanish but I speak mostly English. Can you please direct me to where I can get my prayer books such as the one I received at this retreat “Guia del Peregrino” in English? I am on a very natural high and besides having my children and marrying the love of my life; this has been the most beautiful life experience for me. I will really appreciate any information you can send me. De Colores!!!!

Name: Anne Keating
Date: March 3, 2007
E-Mail: anne.keating@nf.sympatico.ca
City: Western Newfoundland
Country Canada
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I am the Palanca for the Anglican Diocese of Western Newfoundland, Canada Cursillo. I was seeking palanca for our upcoming coed Cursillo weekend May 18-21, 2007 however I could not find your palanca coordinator. I am so happy to see the evidence of the work the Holy Spirit is doing around the world through Cursillo. God's blessing on you and your movement. In Jesus' love Anne Keating

Name: Pam Afindios
Date: February 22, 2007
E-Mail: afindios@volcano.net
City: Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Country USA
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   Great web site!! I am working on the cook team of an upcoming Cursillo and have the theme “De Colores” to prepare for. What is the Mexican Folklore behind  “De Colores?” I would like more ideas for our skit!

   Thank You for your help! De Colores, 

De Colores Pam!
Concerning the De Colores folk song, it might help you to look at our page on the origin and the meaning of that expression within the Movement (http://cursillos.ca/en/faq/f12-decolores.htm)
We suggest also some links about the song itself on http://cursillos.ca/en/liens/cur-varia.htm#information  (see Miscellaneous Resources)
Finally, hope this posting on our Guestbook  brings you further information.
Serge, webmaster


Name: Cathy Thompson
Date: February 18, 2007
E-Mail: cath_thomp@verizon.net
City: Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Country USA
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     Looking for a cursillo or walk in the western U.S.  in the next month or two.  Please advise,  thank you.

Cathy Thompson, GCFP, The Feldenkrais Method®
Movement Unlimited, Bonners Ferry, Idaho,208 267-2225/2534
"unlimited movement, ujnlimited possibilities"

Name: Patty Hymas
Date: February 14, 2007
E-Mail: phymas@dcacable.net
City: Weaverville, CA
Country USA
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   I am our Palanca Chair for our upcoming Cursillo in the Trinity Alps (plus we have a men's weekend also).  I am looking for palanca, posters, emails, prayers, etc.  Do you have a world wide network for this type of palanca?
Patty Hymas
 

Hi Patty, 
We will announce with pleasure your upcoming weekends on our list of “Upcoming 3-days Worldwide” (http://cursillos.ca/en/nouvelles/3jours-en1.htm) two weeks in advance, to invite our visitors to pray and offer sacrifices for their success.  They will be announced also in our French and Spanish sections. Please forward your request to louise@cursillos.ca
If you are looking more precisely for the sending of agape letters and posters, I suggest you address also  the “Palanca Request Listings” on http://www.3dayol.org/Palanca_Listing.html   The “3 Day Weekends Online” website has a very comprehensive service for that purpose.  
There is also a “Palanca Mailing List” at http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/palanca. Hope this can help. God Bless you and your work. De Colores!  Serge  webmaster@cursillos.ca    

 


Name: Gene Rizer
Date: January 4, 2007
E-Mail: rizermail@kc.rr.com
City: Liberty, MO
Country USA
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   I am Gene Rizer, the Palanca coordinator for Midland United Methodist Cursillo.  Our next weekends are scheduled for Jan 18th (Men’s) and Jan 25. (Women’s).  We are requesting Palanca and prayers.  These can be sent to rizermail@kc.rr.com or GL Rizer, 337 Westwoods Circle, Liberty, MO 64068.  Thank you and God bless you, De Colores!      (We will also pray for your upcoming weekends and send Palanca)

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