What is the Men's Rites of Passage?
The Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) program is a four-night/five-day deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through moving rituals and teachings. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central themes in masculine spirituality, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a small group.
We are planning to make our 2020 MROP bilingual building on the work done by the Illuman Chapter of Southern California. Southern California has translated the MROP as UMBRALES.
WHAT THE MROP IS...
A personal discovery about masculine spirituality and "the Holy Mystery."
A time to savor the healing and awesome power of nature.
A process to address issues of loss, grief, and relationships with our father, other men, as well as others.
An opportunity to examine life’s priorities and ask courageous questions about your "next step."
An invitation to listen to the "quiet voice of God."
A chance to return to life with a renewed commitment to your gifts.
WHAT THE MROP IS NOT...
A traditional lecture-based retreat.
An informational workshop about men’s spirituality.
A sensitivity training or deprivation experience.
A threatening process that requires participants to engage in anything strange or unsafe.
A test of physical stamina.
Support Our Work
Many men who are now active in Illuman have attended an MROP and would like our brothers in this work to know about the rites and the opportunity to go deeper spiritually. We are here to support you in your effort and to address your questions and concerns. And we know that once you too have made the journey through initiation, you too will want to share the experience with your fathers, brothers, sons, and all of the men in your lives.