Men's Rites of Passage
What is the “Rites of Passage” for men?
The program is a five-day/four-night deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a “home group.”
Dates: August 3 - August 7, 2016
Location: Pilgrim Park (Princeton, IL)
Host: Illinois Midwest Men as Learners and Elders
Not sure if you are ready?
This is a common question for those interested in the MROP. Here are some practical ways to help you know:
- Speak to someone who has made the MROP.
- Obtain one or some of the resources listed below. The books, CDs, DVDs, and tapes provide valuable insight and should give you an idea if what the MROP offers and what you are seeking are a fit.
- Masculine Spirituality and Why Males Need Initiation Beloved Sons Series 1&2
From Wild Man to Wise Man or Quest for the Grail – by Richard Rohr, OFM
Beloved Sons Series: A Quest for the True Self – audio recording by Richard Rohr, OFM
This is not about religion, but about spirituality, about age-old traditions that guide us into manhood, about coming to trust that there is something much greater at work in our lives than we could ever imagine.