An evening for the body and the soul:
Male Spirituality by Fr Richard Rohr.
Dinner at 6:30, video presentation at 7:30,
followed by a lively discussion.
Every month, the gentlemen are invited to partake of an evening of edible, social, and spiritual nourishment. We meet to share a hearty meal and to tackle an important topic in Christian thought. This month, we will be watching a video presentation by Richard Rohr speaking on Male Spirituality. No advance reading is asked this month – just come with an appetite and an open mind.
Richard Rohr, born in 1943, was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1970, is a now Franciscan friar of the New Mexico Province. He sees himself as being on “the edge of the inside” and has explored aspects of spirituality, the integration of action and contemplation, and peace and justice issues, all with the overriding purpose of proclaiming the gospel. Fr Rohr has a particular interest in male spirituality. He believes that although they move toward the same goal – a more perfect union with God – men and women they enter their journeys from quite different places.
Richard Rohr has written numerous books including Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, and Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, and he is the founder of movement Men as Learners and Elders (M.A.L.E.s), now continuing under Illuman.
Tuesday April 14 promises to be a fulfilling and enlightening evening. For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact Damien Benedict, Max Dionisio, or Hugh Crosthwait (firstname.lastname@example.org).