As our world is slowly opening up again we wish to pause on this national day of remembering to look backward and forward. A pandemic that took too many of our loved ones; racial strife; an election that seared and divided our country; ecological disasters; these and many other events have shaken the comfortable foundations of our lives and have changed us fundamentally.
Join us for a morning of rituals, teachings, time spent alone, and sharing with others. We will pause to name and honor what we have lost this past year, both personally and collectively. We will ask the fundamental question “who am I now”. In addition, we will look to move toward a state of gratitude by recognizing our inter-connectivity with each other and our world.
Presented by Bill McElroy, Gary Meagher, and Jack Moller. The event is free; good will offerings accepted. If you have not been vaccinated, we ask that masks be worn.
The retreat 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 participating in group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a “home group.”
In the words of the program’s founder, Fr. Richard Rohr:
“Men are asked to come with a willingness to participate from beginning to end and not as an observer. All participants begin at point zero with no agendas to live up to or down to. All that is required is for a man to come with a ‘beginner’s mind’ and the readiness of a young novice seeking wisdom.
Ultimately, initiation, like life itself, is not a “spectator’s sport.”
More information & registration to follow.