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Who should attend a Weekend?


Via de Cristo is intended for lay people from every walk of life, for pastors, for people who live strong and active lives in Christ, and also for those who seek to be renewed and strengthened in their relationship with Jesus and the people around them. Via de Cristo weekends are usually paired, with men attending the first weekend, and women attending the second weekend. Via de Cristo is open to married couples, as well as single men and women.

Weekender Application


If you are interested in attending an upcoming weekend, please complete and submit the application below:

What happens on a Weekend?


A Via de Cristo weekend is a three day reteat that begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday evening. The participants live, study, worship and commune together daily. There is music and singing, food and fellowship, a time for laughter and for prayer.  Via de Cristo gives those attending a living understanding of basic Christian truths.

Fourteen talks are given, nine by lay people and five by clergy. Following each talk, small round table discussions focus on the main points of the talk and a poster is drawn. The talks, in an overlapping fashion, present the Christian life, based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. The titles of these talks indicate their content:



Keep an open mind and heart in making your decision to attend Via de Cristo. Many of those who have attended also wondered whether they should go. Now that they have attended, they want to share this wonderful gift from God. Please understand that their experience attending Via de Cristo was unique, and all the conversations in the world will not become a substitute for your weekend. You need to experience a weekend yourself to obtain its full and life enriching value.


What Happens after a Weekend?


You may attend Via de Cristo only ONCE in your life, but you are asked to build on it for the rest of your life. After you have attended a Via de Cristo weekend you are considered a Fourth Dayer (meaning the rest of your life), and you are encouraged to:

  1. Expand your inner spiritual life through piety, study and church participation,

  2. Become a more active witnesses for Christ in your daily life.


Via de Cristo also offers three ongoing means of growth:

  1. RENEWAL GROUPS, small groups of men or women who meet regularly to study, pray, share and help one another in their quest for spiritual development,

  2. ULTREYA, gatherings of the local church Via de Cristo community for encouragement and fellowship.

  3. SERVING on a team for upcoming Via de Cristo weekends so others may experience the grace of God through Jesus Christ.



Leadership Meetings

The following committees will meet on at the following dates and times.

Council:     Every third Tuesday at 6:30pm

Address:    Virtual Meeting

Ultreya and Annual Meeting

​Ultreya:  April 22, 2023

Location:  Cooperstown, ND

Annual Meeting:  April 22, 2023

Location:  Cooperstown, ND

Please see flyer on Home Page.


Men's Weekend: To Be Determined

Women's Weekend: To Be Determined

If you are interested in attending a weekend, please complete the weekender Application to the left. Attendance is limited to 24 for each weekend so be sure to apply early.

Participate on Team

If you have previously attended a Via de Cristo, Cursillo, or similar weekend and are interested in serving on team, please fill out this form and email or mail it to us.  The Word doc can be filled out on your computer.      

Training Dates

To Be Determined​

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