cursillo

noun, often capitalized
cur·​sil·​lo | \ ku̇rˈsē(l)yō \
plural -s

Definition of cursillo

: a movement in Roman Catholicism designed to deepen the spiritual life and bring about Christian involvement in daily activities through participation in a 3-day gathering usually followed by weekly or monthly meetings also : the 3-day gathering

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History and Etymology for cursillo

Spanish, short course, diminutive of curso course

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“Cursillo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cursillo. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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