My Fourth Day Story: Virtual Group Reunion Reflections
My Fourth Day Story is a new blog series from the Cursillo community in Upper South Carolina. Within the context of the three-day Cursillo weekend experience, the "fourth day" represents what happens next; in other words, life after Cursillo. We're called to live our Fourth Day engaged in piety, study, and action to enable us to know God better, serve our parishes and communities, and love everyone we meet.
(pictured, left to right: Janet Jendron, Barbara Werner, Eliza Alderman, and Kathryn Hix)
After I made my Cursillo (#118), I was eager to join a Group Reunion. I was part of a couple of different groups over the years that met for a while then fizzled out for various reasons. So, at the height of the pandemic, when I received an email about a virtual Group Reunion, I jumped at the opportunity to join. I found myself in a group with three other women, one of whom I knew and others I had never met. We instantly bonded and found a rhythm with our meetings on Zoom and with maintaining ongoing connection via text. This group came together through the worst of times when so many of us were feeling isolated and alone, and it has held together even as we all begin to return to in-person opportunities for worship and fellowship. And last fall, two of us got to meet in person at the Closing for Cursillo #143; it was such a joyful moment! I will always be grateful for the dear friends and sisters in Christ that came into my life through Group Reunion.
Written by Kathryn Hix (Christ Church, Greenville)