The many colors of Palanca

The Actual Grace talk on Friday afternoon of our Cursillo weekend introduced us to a new word, Palanca. It's the Spanish word for lever, and a lever is a tool that can be used to lift something up, especially something heavy. Our own physical strength can be amplified with a lever. Palanca is a means to amplify our spiritual strength with the supernatural strength of the Holy Spirit, and it's … [Read more...]

National Cursillo $3/Year Campaign Update

$3/YR Campaign Update As of July 31, 2014, the National Cursillo Center has received a total donation amount of $40,629. This amount is up 9% from May 2014. We have reached 13.5% of our $300,000 goal for this fiscal year. The National Cursillo Center has issued 58 vouchers worth of $6,800 to the dioceses that donated $200 or more. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to offer 2 free National … [Read more...]


As Catholics, we believe the ultimate Action is to participate in the Eucharist. Receiving Jesus with our friends and families is the "source and summit" of true Action. And yet, there are so many actions that define us as Christians that should flow from our communion with our Lord. Within the Cursillo community of the Diocese of Memphis, there are many opportunities to participate and learn … [Read more...]