The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) experience is Illuman’s signature event. This 5-day, 4-night retreat helps awaken men to the adventure and mystery of their own masculinity, their deep spirituality, their potential for leadership, and their life’s purpose.
For most men, the question of what it means to be a man is perplexing. Most men have a longing for the support and guidance of other men in their journey towards masculinity, maturity, and a deeper experience with the divine. In ancient cultures initiation rites and vision quests were used to help boys make the journey into adulthood.
Opening the door to this journey can start by attending a Men’s Rites of Passage retreat. The MROP is a 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, teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and small group sharing.
Men are asked to come with a willingness to engage, wholeheartedly, from beginning to end – not merely as an observer. All participants begin at point zero with no agendas or preconceived expectations. All that is required is for a man to come with a “beginner’s mind” and the readiness of a young novice seeking wisdom.
Initiation, like life itself, is not a spectator’s sport.
This is not about mere religion, it’s about deep spirituality. It’s about age old traditions that guide us into manhood and coming to trust that there is something much greater at work in our lives than we could ever imagine.
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