Mature faith

Adult faith development

The Praying Congregations conference organized by the Synod office from May 13-15, 2011 in Kemptville, featured Jane Vennard, author of The Way of Prayer, as keynote speaker. Don Krull has produced a short video souvenir of the conference.

The Ottawa Anglican Cursillo Movement

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The Ottawa Anglican Cursillo Movement

Cursillo seeks to foster, develop and sustain Christian leaders and to encourage apostleship. The Movement began in the Roman Catholic church in Spain during the late 1940s with the intention of building faith and renewing the Church. It tries to provide participants with tools to live the Christian life more fully, with a resulting impact on the world.

Cursillo is a Spanish word that means "short course" and is pronounced "kur-SEE-yo." Participation begins with a three-day, live-in weekend that includes a series of talks, discussion, worship and fellowship.

Thereafter, the Movement stresses ongoing spiritual development through gathering with the wider community, meeting in small groups and engaging in spiritual direction. An Ultreya (a Spanish word which means "Keep on Going!) is a gathering of people who have attended a Cursillo weekend but it is not exclusively for those who have attended Cursillo - all are welcome to attend.

The Ottawa Anglican Cursillo Movement (OACM) began in 1981 with significant help from the existing Roman Catholic movement. Since then, more than 110 weekends have been held, attended by more than 2,500 men and women from across the Diocese and beyond. The OACM functions as part of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and operates under the direct authority of the Bishop of Ottawa.

The administrative responsibilities of the Movement are carried out by the OACM secretariat, a committee of lay people and clergy. A network of parish representatives furthers the work locally, and events are organized by groups of committed volunteers. All major decisions are confirmed at OACM's annual general meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about Cursillo or volunteering to help the OACM in any way, please contact any member of the Secretariat.

The Ottawa Anglican Cursillo Movement

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