The information below includes both the Young Men’s Rites of Passage (ages 18 – 28) and the Men’s Rites of Passage (ages 30 – 65).
Both the Young Men’s Rites of Passage and the Men’s Rites of Passage are similar, and yet still have significant differences in emphasis. The Young Men’s Rites of Passage (YMROP) focuses on the first-half of life which initiates the boy into manhood. It’s the beginning of his adulthood. All rituals and rites are targeted toward this “becoming” and “affirming” of his right to engage in an adult-to-adult conversation with the world.
The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) is primarily designed for men in second-half of life (ages 30 – 65). Men between these ages are typically dismantling the towers they built during the first-half of life.
The YMROP and MROP are both 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 centering prayer, major teachings on themes central to masculine spirituality, rituals, quiet reflection in nature, and sharing in council circles.