Definition of cursillo in English:

cursillo

Pronunciation /kərˈsē(l)yō/ /kərˈsi(l)joʊ/

nouncursillos

  • A short informal spiritual retreat by a group of Roman Catholics, organized mainly by lay people and originally developed in Spain.

    ‘Please join the Cursillo family for our annual holiday celebration and social at St. Patrick Church of Merna on the corner of Route 9 and Towanda Barnes’
    • ‘This includes meeting and events calendar for English and Spanish language cursillos and ultreyas.’

Origin

1950s Spanish, ‘little course’.