The Men’s Rites of Passage is not just another Christian men’s retreat, but five days of formal male initiation.
In Part 1 below of the DVD Why Males Need Initiation, Fr. Richard explains how primal societies have demonstrated that cultural survival is dependent on healthy, spiritually grounded men. Unfortunately, the proven way to lead males on this journey has been lost to the West for a thousand years. In this video, Fr. Richard addresses the reality that if men are not led through an inner journey of powerlessness, they will inevitably misunderstand and abuse power.
Watch the entire presentation online.
More than 5,000 men have been initiated through these rites of male initiation over the past 20 years. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, (the author of our MROP) has now handed over the program to Illuman to oversee Chapters across the United States and Internationally as they implement this Men’s Rites of Passage.
The Men’s Rites of Passage are best for those who have already done some men’s work and who are on a serious spiritual journey. It is best to make this experience as a lone seeker. Fathers and sons are normally not initiated together, nor is it a buddy experience. You may come with friends, but expect to be assigned to a home group where you will be anonymous and start from zero together.
An application process is required, which is not a “first come, first served” process, but rather a discernment process about an applicant’s readiness to attend.
The cost of the Rites varies for each location, but is typically in the price range between $450 – $550 and includes all lodging, meals and any materials.
The actual price for the MROP is included on the Chapter’s application form. Enrollment limitations also vary for each geographic location. Scholarships are available by application. Find out more information about the Texas MROP here.