Pilgrimage is a Spiritual Renewal Movement
Pilgrimage expresses the love of Christ through a weekend of uplifting music, laughter, learning and worship. It is lay-led and celebrates Christ’s love for you. All worship is conducted in the chapel by ordained pastors.
Pilgrimage teaches basic Christian doctrines and is used by many denominations. Florida Presbyterian Pilgrimage is faithful to the teaching of the Bible, Scripture and to the reformed doctrine of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
It Helps YOU, the Christian…
“…see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1) FLPP is for Christians who want to fire up their faith and deepen their relationship with their Lord. The goal of the weekend spiritual retreat includes:
- What it Means to be a Christian
- What we Believe and Why
- Fellowship with New Friends
- Discussions about the Joys and Challenges of Living the Faith
- Worship, Meditation, and Prayer
- Music, Fun and Laughter
The retreat is a long weekend, from Friday at 4:00 pm to Sunday at 4:00 pm; two and a half days to celebrate and express Christ’s love for you. The hope is that you will come away from the retreat filled with God’s love and overflowing with the Holy Spirit. You are then included in the 4th Day, which is comprised of all former pilgrims, and together support one another in your Christian walks. Pilgrimage graduates are educated, enabled, and empowered to be active participants in the lives of their local congregations.
How Did the Pilgrimage Movement Begin?
The Pilgrimage arose from the Cursillo movement. The earliest Cursillo weekends were held in the late 1940’s on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The lay founder, Eduardo Bonnin, started Cursillo in an effort to help prepare the young Catholic military men for a life in Christ and to help cure the bitterness of the Spanish Civil War.
Cursillo spread to Latin America, where the first Cursillo for women was held in Colombia. Soon Cursillo was brought to the USA by Spanish Air Force personnel training in Texas. The first weekend in the US was held in Waco, Texas in 1957. Spanish speaking Cursillo weekends spread throughout the southwest and into New York and Ohio. In 1961 the first English-speaking Cursillo weekend was held in San Antonio, Texas.
Pilgrimage is an ecumenical movement based on the Cursillo model. Cursillo came to Florida via Georgia and South Carolina and now includes coeducational weekends and most other Christian faiths.
Next Retreat weekend April 11 – 14, 2024.