The Fourth Day
The “after” activity of the Cursillo, known as the “Fourth Day” is the balance of the Cursillistas’ life on earth. During this time perseverance is important, just as it is in any method of renewal. In the Cursillo movement the community spirit is continued after the three days through the “Ultreyas” or reunions of the community. These are available weekly as a means of growth in understanding and zeal. Reunions of smaller groups of friends are also available in order for them to encourage one another in spiritual improvement and the Christian apostolate.
Pope Paul VI
The Holy Father, Pope Paul VI has given his approval to the Cursillo Movement. In December, 1963, he approved the Movement, appointing St. Paul as the official Patron and Protector of the Cursillo Movement. On that occasion he said in part: “This method of Christian teaching commonly called Cursillos in Christianity extends already over a great number of the faithful and has produced abundant fruit: Christian renewal of the family life…vitalization of parishes, faithful observance of duties: In private as well as in public. All this has filled the greatest satisfactions the Bishops and the other shepherds of souls.”