Men's Study Group

June brings a new book to the Thursday Morning Men’s Discussion Group: Falling Upward by Fr. Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is an American Franciscan priest, ecumenical teacher, and writer on spirituality based in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he founded the Center for Action and Contemplation. He bears witness to the deep wisdom of Christian mysticism and traditions of action
and contemplation.

Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. In Falling Upward, Fr. Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or gone down are the only ones who understand up. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as falling upward. In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness. In his book, Fr. Rohr explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness and offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens.

We invite all men to join us for breakfast or just coffee as we discuss the theme of this book: A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. We have a special meeting time and place for newcomers: Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. at PJ Pipers in Cedarburg.