Ultreya is a Spanish word meaing "onward!" In real terms, that's what happens after a weekend is over. Remember what happens to Jesus and His closes disciples after they come down from the mountain after the transfiguration? They immediately have to go back to work! The same holds true for us. As much as we'ld like to stay at Chanco forever, the real world beckons. Fortunately, we have spent three days learning how to live in a whole new way, and we have a community, a servant community who is ready and waiting to help us to live our fourth day, which is the rest of our life.
At the heart of the 4th day is the Group Reunion. The Group Reunion is a small group, usually 4-6 people who meet weekly to share their piety, study and action with one another. They pray wtih and for one another. These people are the ones who often know you best, and who keep you closest to Christ in your fourth day.
Living the 4th Day
Watch our calendar page for these monthly activities that happen all over the diocese. floating group reunions, witness talks, snacks and worship make ultreyas special.
Fourth Day Workshop
These special days genreally happen twice a year, usually a few weeks after our weekends. They give us a chance to meet our new Cursillistas and renew our commitment to the movement.
ORDER OF REUNION
“Where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.” Mt. 18:20
Prayers for the gift of the Holy Spirit:
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of
Your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and we shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who by the light of the Holy
Spirit did instruct the hearts of the
faithful, grant that by the same Holy
Spirit we may be truly wise and ever
enjoy Your consolations; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Other devotions as the group may desire
“Without Me you can do nothing.” Jn. 15:5
1. Have I maintained my commitments
in my Rule of Life?
2. With what other spiritual aids have I
nourished my vital union with Christ
3. What was the moment in which I felt
closest to Christ?
“Thy word is a lamp to my feet. . .”
4. What have I studied that has
increased my understanding of my
relationship with God and His
“I will make you fishers of men.” Mt. 4:19
5. If I have had a specific plan for
attempting to witness for or serve the
Lord in some particular area, what
successes or disappointments have I
experienced through this plan?
6. What unexpected opportunity to
witness has the Lord offered to me?
7. What are my plans for the coming
8. Consider group plans.
Prayers and thanksgivings for
concerns of the group members.
We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all
the benefits You have given us. You who
live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
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