Serving Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning and the Surrounding Communities.

Tri-City Cursillo

Phone: 706-304-4457


School of Leaders

"The School of Leaders is a group of Christians who seek to be more committed and more united in order to accelerate the living of what is fundamental to being a Christian. This on-going unity is brought about in a climate of Group Reunion. These Christians seek a continual improvement in themselves, in the Cursillo Movement and in the environments in which they find themselves." The School is not designed to create leaders. The School is designed to accentuate the Cursillo Movement, because of the leaders that are there. (Taken from the Cursillo Leaders' Manual, page 49)
The Columbus/Phenix City School of Leaders meets on the third Sunday of each months at 2:00 pm in the
Lazarus Building of St. Patrick's Church in Phenix City.



Ultreyas for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community are held on the first Sunday of every month at 1:30 PM ET in the Lazarus Building at St. Patrick’s Church in Phenix City, AL.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend.

If you would like to host an Ultreya in your parish, contact Bob Spano or any member of the School of leaders.

Ultreya!" is a cry of encouragement. It means "Keep on going!" or "Onward!" The role of the Ultreya is to link Christians together and it‘s theme is transforming the world for Christ.  Ultreya is a function of the Cursillo Community.

The Cursillo Community of Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning encompasses all of west central Georgia and east central Alabama. All of the Cursillo group reunions gather and are revitalized by sharing with others and new Cursillistas are welcomed into the larger community. All can find support through the sharing of one another's experience of living with Jesus Christ and additional spiritual guidance is available.

The Ultreya is Christ Centered and concentrates on Jesus working within each of us to bring the whole world to Him. Any committed Christian should be able to feel comfortable at an Ultreya, finding strength and courage to take Jesus Christ back into the happenings and environment of everyday life.

All committed Christians are welcome.

Application to attend a Cursillo

All candidates must have a sponsor.  If you need  sponsor or more information, email


Click for the Sponsor Form


Applications for Cursillo in the Archdiocese of Mobile can be downloaded from Mobile  or by contacting the School of Leaders


For applications in the diocese of Savannah, contact the school of Leaders

Events and Retreats: Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat


Annual Women’s Retreat: Sitting With God: Touching the Real Divine

January 19 – 21, 2018

We women understand the importance of touching, seeing, hearing and tasting in order to make things real. God knows our yearnings to experience him physically. How do we do that with God? The answer lies in the metaphors for the Divine. These metaphors continue to remind us of God’s presence, protection and grace. Through Scripture, storytelling, reflection, discussion and group experience come to embrace our Lord more fully.


Annual Men’s Retreat: Men in Pursuit of Christ: Looking at Catholic Spirituality From a Man’s Perspective

February 9 – 11, 2018

This retreat will take each man where he is and enable him to discover new habits that will enhance his personal life, his family/marriage and public life. Prayer, the Word, contemplation, reconciliation, exploration of “male issues” and the Eucharist will be the main components of this retreat.


Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat


Contact: 334-855-4474

Applications for serving on a Cursillo team in 2018 are now being accepted.  To apply, click here.




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