Upcoming Programs

Creatio Divina – October 3, 8:30 – 3:30 – A day in God’s Creation

Our cheese head Wisconsin initiated brothers, Gary Meagher and Dean Barbian (who prefer to be called “the noble citizens of the enlightened north”) will lead us in a day of celebrating the changing of the seasons and our connection to nature and the Divine. Time will be spent in nature based rituals, individual meditations, and group sharing as we embrace the holy grounds of the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien and experience an afternoon of intentional wandering in Waterfall Glen Forest preserve. Starts with coffee and rolls, and includes lunch. Offering: $15 per person for meals, etc. Open to all men. Register : Darlene 630-969-4141 or CarmeliteSpiritualCenter.org.


Social Evening – October 3 – 7:30 to 10 PM

Chester Trocha is organizing an evening gathering of men – drumming, bonfire and time to connect with each other at the CSC – this is open to all men – there may be a dinner earlier for those who will be present earlier. Further details forthcoming. If interested please contact: Darlene 630-969-4141 or CarmeliteSpiritualCenter.org.


Entering the Interior Castle – October 23 – 25 – contemplative weekend

Our own Shawn Kafader will lead us through Teresa of Avila’s vision of the spiritual journey as an interior journey. We will visit the seven mansions of one’s interiors castle leading to the innermost dwelling of the Divine, that sparkling and immortal diamond within us. Together we will explore obstacles to prayer, the gift of contemplative prayer and the loving tether of God which draws us into union with the Divine. Begins on Friday at 7 PM and continues until 1 PM on Sunday. Open to all women and men: cost $190 per person, double occupancy. To register: please contact: Darlene 630-969-4141 or CarmeliteSpiritualCenter.org.



Soularize 2015 – Seasons of Our Lives

Illuman is pleased to invite you to attend “Soularize 2015—Seasons of Our Lives: How Do We Cultivate Wholeness?”

The event will be held from November 6-8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Bernalillo, New Mexico, located approximately 30 miles north of Albuquerque. The event is open to all men, without regard for your ethnicity, class, education,  sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.



Looking Ahead

November 21 – Spirituality/Sexuality Series continues

January 29-31, 2016 – “Can Any Good Come Out of Nazareth” –weekend reflecting on our shadow, with STA Men – led by Chris Anderson and Hal Edwards.

March 5 – Wounded Lover – Day of Reflection on this archetype, led by Steve Thomas

June 20 –July 1, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, for initiated men with their spouse, significant other or a close friend.

August 2 -7,  Men’s Rites of Passage – at Pilgrim Park

Further information will be forthcoming on these programs