What is male spirituality? What does it mean? What is its essence? Fr. Richard Rohr, in this interview on Male Spirituality provides excellent insights. As well, check out his article on Masculine Spirituality on our Articles on Men’s Issues page.
Masculine Spirituality – By Richard Rohr, O.F.M. – Masculine spirituality. Perhaps the term sounds new, different, even wrong or unnecessary. Why would we bother speaking of a spirituality that is especially masculine or male? Is there anything to be learned here? Anything that can help both men and women…
Richard Rohr, O.F.M. (born in 1943 in Kansas) is a Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He is an internationally known inspirational speaker and has published numerous recorded talks and books, most recently Yes, And…: Daily Meditations, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, and The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See. Rohr was the founder of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986 where he currently serves as the Founding Director. The CAC is home of the Rohr Institute, with Rohr as Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.
The article Men’s Spirituality by Donald Bisson was the cornerstone in the formation of the Men’s Fellowship Network. This article, along with articles and videos by Fr. Richard Rohr and many others have helped the MFN to develop into the network of spiritual men that it has.