Ultreya Definition "Ultreya" is a Spanish word, derived originally Latin, meaning Onward! It was in common use by pilgrims to greet and to encourage one another along the way. This word is now used by the Cursillo community to signify the meeting which is held after a Cursillo experience.
The Ultreya is a reunion of all the small group reunions which includes a time for small group sharing, a witness, and prayer and praise time. Ultreyas usually last for one hour except for the Ultreya held after a Cursillo Weekend. At this Ultreya, the new Cursillistas are welcomed into the Cursillo community and they give a short witness on their experience of the Weekend and how their Fourth day is going.
The Ultreya is a place where everyone is welcome and friendships are built. THE ULTREYA FORMAT
Ultreya starts on time with opening prayer and song
20 Min - call to form small groups using the same format as the Friendship Group Reunion
10-15 Min - lay witness talk (Cursillista witness on how he/she strives to live what is fundamental for being Christian, love of God, neighbor, and the world.)
2-3 Min - Brief the echoes about the message contained in the witness talk
5 Min - Spiritual Advisor’s summation
Closing song and prayer (before the blessed Sacrament if possible) followed by social time for those who wish to participate.
The H/T Cursillo Movement meets for Ultreya on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. When and where is our next Ultreya? Read more...