2020 Men's Restoration Weekend
2020 Women's Restoration Weekend
“To fall in love with God is the great romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him the greatest achievement.” -Saint Augustine
The Restoration Retreat is an adventure (seeking God) filled with romance (loving God) trying to achieve a goal (finding God).
The Restoration Retreat is a gathering of Cursillo alumni praying together, away from the world. And by their interaction during the Restoration weekend they are strengthening each other’s spiritual journey. They are not alone.
“Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits.” Mark 6:7-13
Cursillo weekends are easy compared to life, your fourth day. The usual responsibilities, pressures and temptations of life begin the minute you walk out the door from a Cursillo weekend. The challenges and difficulties of the fourth day can separate them from God.
The Cursillo method provides the alumni with tools for a successful fourth day, such as small groups, ultreya, and school of leaders. These are guides for their fourth day journey with other Christians. “Never alone.”
A Restoration Retreat is just another tool to help the Cursillo alumni live their fourth day.
Restoration has less pressure, no skits, but familiar faces.
Be a friend and bring a friend back to Christ.
Remember, Christ is always counting on you!
What to expect:
A three-year theme rotation:
- Year one: The Cursillo stool talks “Study, Action, and Piety”
Year two: “God the Father” based on one of the seven petitions of the Our Father
Year three: “Mary the Hand Maiden of the Holy Spirit”
Reverse Planca – Look outside yourself. As St Francis said, “it is better to give than receive.”
Around the clock Adoration – Keeping communications open to the Lord
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
Fellowship with fellow alumni
De Colores, posters, and skits will not happen
Weekend witness is not mandatory
Starts 5:30 p.m. Friday —– Finish at noon on Sunday
Where: St Anne Retreat Center, Melbourne, Ky
When: Men’s retreat, the last weekend in January Women’s retreat, the first weekend in February