Eduardo Bonnin, Founder of Cursillos in Christianity, Died This Morning In Mallorca

God used this humble almond merchant from Mallorca to evangelize many environments internationally, and was very supportive of Cursillos in prison, otherwise known as Kairos, as he attended one of our summer conferences. He came to rest in his Lord at 4:00 p.m. today (9 a.m. CST) in Mallorca, Spain. Somehow, I think it fitting that he died on an Ash Wednesday. His life was filled with humble servanthood and evangelism. God used him to found a world wide movement that has brought many men and women into relationship with Jesus Christ and to follow a rule of life of piety, study and action. It is truly amazing what one person, and a lay person at that, can be used by God to do when they truly open themselves up to God’s purpose for their life.

De Colores!

“The Holy Spirit did it. I don’t make nothing.” – Eduardo Bonnin

24 Responses to “Eduardo Bonnin, Founder of Cursillos in Christianity, Died This Morning In Mallorca”


  1. 1 Alice C. Linsley February 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Lord, receive this your servant into your eternal peace.

    A cursillista (Philadelphia 1992)

  2. 2 Miss Sippi February 7, 2008 at 2:56 am

    What a wonderful legacy.

    De Colores.

  3. 3 M.Isabel Schinners February 7, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Rest with the LORD Eduardo. Todos sabemos que estas en el cielo con Dios. Reza por nosotros.

  4. 4 Jenny Lowery, President of British Anglican Cursillo February 8, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Thank you, Eduardo, for listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and giving us this great Movement. Cursillo has touched so many lives, empowered so many people, and helped to build God’s Kingdom.

    Now hear our Lord say to you: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’.

  5. 5 Forever Anglican February 9, 2008 at 12:28 am

    As a descendant of immigrants from Mallorca and a Cursillista in the Episcopal Church, I am proud of the Faith and accomplishment of this man for the cause of Christ beyond his small island.

    May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory !!!!!!

    Peter Moll

  6. 6 Phil Snyder February 10, 2008 at 1:53 am

    May God be praised for this faithful man and his work!

    YBIC,
    Phil Snyder

  7. 7 Myra Conway February 10, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    The Cursillo weekend was a life changing experience for me and I thank God for the man who founded it. Ultreya

  8. 8 Stan Devotta February 12, 2008 at 5:20 am

    I did my cursillo in 1978 under Rev. Fr. Theophane Wickramaratne, in Sri Lanka, and it was indeed an experience of a lifetime. I thank and praise God for the gift of Brother Bonnin. May his soul rest in peace.

    Stan Devotta
    Sri Lanka

  9. 9 Carlos February 12, 2008 at 8:52 am

    La cancion preferida de Eduardo dice : QUE DETALL SENHOR HAS TENIDO CONMIGO, CUANDO ME LLAMASTES, CUANDO ME INVITASTES , CUANDO ME DIJISTES QUE ERAS MI AMIGO ………….
    Y el Senor ha tenido justamente el miercles de ceniza eses detalle de llevarle junto a El.
    DE COLORES !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Carlos ( Sydney, Australia )

  10. 10 Bill Duperouzel February 12, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    We give praise and thanks to Eduardo for enriching our lives with the gift of Cursillo – we would not be where we are today without CURSILLO.

    We pray for the repose of his soul – may he rest in peace.

    God bless EDUARDO.

    Bill Duperouzel
    National Treasurer,
    Cursillos in Christianity in England and Wales

  11. 11 Tuan D Nguyen February 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I was born in a catholic family. Even though, I had not lived as a true catholic, until I attended my cursillo in 2002, I learned about the love of God, friendship and the “faraway person”.
    Thank God for his dedication to the movement.

    Ultreya

    Tuan D Nguyen
    Houston, USA

  12. 12 Barbara April 1, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Thank you Eduardo for the Cursillo Movement…
    I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be in your presence in Mallorca…may your spirit continue to live in our hearts and the Holy Spirit continue to guides us in our Piety Study and Action.

    With prayerful sympathy,
    Barbara
    Cape Breton Island
    Nova Scoita Canada

  13. 13 jojie pablo May 3, 2008 at 8:49 am

    de colores..

    i’ve been a cursillista since i graduated from it in 1991.
    I’ve started initially as the speaker explaining the roots and history of cursillo de Cristianidad, how it started in palma, how it arrived to the states, and eventually to the philippines (my country),

    em now a lawyer, still a devote cursillo mover, a rollo speaker “rollista”, …..and i can only say this to mr bonnin.. the Holy Spirit that touched him on January 7, 1949, the first cursillo in sanctuario de san honorator lulliano de ronda, palma de mallorcia, is still present, residing and envigorating each Cursillo Class being held everywhere in the globe, even the ones adopted by our non-cotholic christian brothers, and more particularly in the philippines,

    God bless to all brother cursillistas.. de Colores!

    Atty. Jojie Pablo
    Cainta, Rizal
    Philippines

  14. 14 Marthy Sarmiento August 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Studying the Cursillo has never ended until you are with God,
    Our Father (Founder) here Bro. Eduardo Bonnin has already graduated and now his in the loving arms of our Lord.

    I thank Cursillo for giving me a chance to know my self and Our Lord’s relationship, I am now a rollista and an active member, and proud of it.

    I am you brother in Christianity a proud member of D’ Apostles Cursillo Team, Inc. Under the chapter of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish Church in Quezon City, Philippines my dicuria is Saint James..

    De Colores ! ! !

    Marthy Sarmiento
    Quezon City,
    Philippines

  15. 16 Alice C. Linsley January 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    To our friends in the Philippines (where I once lived) I wish you a blessed New Year!

    De colores!
    Philadelphia
    St. James, 1990

  16. 17 Bro. Eddie Pajarillaga Angono, Rizal March 1, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Cursillo teachings had greatly changed my way of life so does my other brothers and sisters.

    Thank you Bro. Eduardo.

    We are active members of Alagad ni Kristong Hari Cursillo team in Brgy, Muzon, Taytay, Rizal.

    Ultreya!!!

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    HEART AND SOUL RESURECTION WONDERFUL GEORGE GODBLESS

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