What is DeColores?
A once in a lifetime spiritual expereince.
Our brief history:
DeColores has its root in the Cursillo Movement, which began with the Catholic Church in Spain in 1949. As the movement grew in popularity, efforts were started to make the Cursillo experience available to all Christians.
DeColores began as an ecumenical form of the Cursillo method. Many of the Spanish traditions remain, but there is no direct affiliation with Cursillo. The Spanish word DeColores literally means “Of Colors” and refers to the many colors of God’s love and grace through Christ.
What is a DeColores Weekend Like?
Those who have attended a DeColores weekend seldom discuss its details. Relax—there’s nothing secret or unorthodox about what takes place. Words simply don’t do justice to its impact. Besides, the fewer preconceptions you bring with you, the more open you’re likely to be to whatever God has in store for you. Make no mistake; He has things planned that will be uniquely yours!
The DeColores weekend has a theme and characteristics that give it structure. You can expect:
Many people who attend the DeColores weekend consider it to be a landmark in their Christian experience. Expect to have your understanding of what ‘church’ is all about expanded in a huge way!
When It’s Over…Then What?
The ‘Fourth Day,” that’s what. It’s our way of saying that after three days of mountaintop encounters with the Holy Spirit, the DeColores experience doesn’t come to an abrupt end—just a new phase. Now you head back into your ordinary life with a new sense of grace, vision, and spiritual sensitivity. The “Fourth Day” is the rest of your life, lived in partnership with God and strengthened by the fellowship of believers.
The DeColores community provides ongoing support with regular monthly meetings (called Ultreyas), discussions, small reunion groups. In other words, you’ve got family! Through the months and years ahead, we continue to encourage each other, spur each other on to good works, and help each other grow in our love for God, others, and ourselves.