What is a Palanca? In the Cursillo Movement, Palanca is a direct word from the Spanish, which means “Lever,” which allows a person to move something beyond his/her capabilities. In the Cursillo sense it is the prayer and sacrifice which is offered to God in petition for the grace, so that as apostles we may accomplish more than we would be capable of otherwise. (definition from “Our Fourth Day” book) What is a Palanca Letter? National stated that: “A Palanca letter is one that is sent to the candidates and team, informing them of the prayers and sacrifices that you are offering to God on their behalf. A letter may be sent explaining what type of Palanca is being offered, but the letter is NOT the Palanca. The actual Palanca is the action –intercessory prayer, sacrifice, or works of mercy, and it can be done without writing a letter.”
All Cursillistas are invited to "do Palancas" especially on Cursillo Weekends which are happening all over the world. Since the internet, sending Palancas has taken different forms and dimensions.
Palanca is needed for upcoming Cursillo Weekends around the world. If you would like to send a Palanca, go to National Website.
Contact us if you would like to send a Palanca for our Women’s Weekend in February 7-10, 2019.