The word Ultreya is one of encouragement – keep going! This was the cry of the pilgrims on the way to the shrine of St James at Compostella. Ultreyas are area meetings, larger gatherings than the Reunion Groups. A central feature of an Ultreya is the ‘action talk’ where we can draw encouragement from listening to the ways in which someone else is living out their Christian calling. We try to hold an Ultreya somewhere in the diocese each month.
Ultreyas are not just for Cursillistas who have been on a weekend, but are also an opportunity to bring a friend along to introduce them to Cursillo. At the Ultreya we can share and worship together and learn from each other.
There is also an annual UK Ultreya including a parade of Diocesan Cursillo banners around different cathedral cities each year. In 2022 it was co-hosted by London and Southwark diocesan Cursillos, and in 2023 it will take place at Rochester Cathedral, co-hosted by Rochester and Canterbury diocesan Cursillos.