In 1948, the first great Spanish Cursillo pilgrimage was held at the St. James Shrine at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. The pilgrimage set a tone. The spirit of the pilgrimage is a spirit of restlessness, of dissatisfaction with spiritual lukewarmness. A spirit of moving onward was born. And so, ULTREYA was born; this Spanish word means “onward” or “keep on going.”

Ultreya began as a cry of encouragement, to encourage each other in their pilgrimage to the Father. The Ultreya spirit is also a spirit of brotherhood among fellow pilgrims who are striving together to reach the goal of a life fully given to the love of God and man.

Having contact with others who have the same faith ideal, blesses us with the support and encouragement that strengthens our Christian foundation and growth so we can keep on going on our journey.

It has been said, that an isolated Christian is a paralyzed Christian. Sharing with others is the best gift that we have—the knowledge and love of Christ, actively bringing the Kingdom of God into the world.

Please see the 2020 Ultreya Schedule below, and come out to the next Ultreya!


Windsor Essex County Cursillo – 2020 Ultreya Schedule

Windsor Essex County Cursillo

2020 Ultreya Schedule

—Ultreyas begin at 7:30 PM *unless otherwise noted—

When Where/Parish Address City
March 6 Holy Name of Jesus * Special Time: 7PM 146 Talbot St. South Essex
April 17 * canceled due to coronavirus Our Lady of Mount Carmel 4401 Mount Royal Dr. Windsor
May 8 * on hold, stay tuned for updates St. Michael Parish 29 Elliott St. Leamington
June 12 Joint Ultreya with Chatham/Kent Visitation Parish Comber
July / August Summer Holidays Have a Blessed Summer n/a
September 11 St. John de Brebeuf 67 Main Street East Kingsville
October 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 4401 Mount Royal Windsor
November 13 Ste. Anne Parish 12233 Tecumseh Rd E. Tecumseh
December 11 St. John Vianney 385 Dieppe St. Windsor
January 8, 2021 Sacred Heart 1425 Divine St. LaSalle

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