It is for men of heroic hearts –
willing to seek, strive, find, and not to yield!!
Male Spirit Retreat 2023
October 27-29, 2023
Join us for a Male Spirit retreat titled, "And Not To Yield"
Guided by Joe Kilikevice and Steve Miller
of Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality
The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein
Maria Stein, Ohio (3.3 hours from Cleveland's Public Square or 4.2 hours from Chicago’s Loop)
About Maria Stein
Consider these closing lines of the poem “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield…
In “Ulysses”, Tennyson reflects on the fate of all men in every generation, inviting us to wonder who we are! Join us in West Central Ohio for a retreat to do the same!
What does your manhood look like these days? Is it free to show up clothed in authentic truth? Do you remember the truth of what is real, not what society or social media tell us we are supposed to be?
We choose not to yield – but to claim the courage that is ours by birth. Do you see how much today’s world needs men like this who are awake?
Finally, again in person! Mark your calendar! Invite your friends!
For room, meals, spiritual guidance, materials: $350 by 9/30/23, or $375 after.
All reservations appreciated by 9/15/2023, final reservation date is 10/15/23.
We do not want cost to prevent any man from attending. Limited Scholarships up to 50% are available – all held in strict confidence. Call Jeff at 216-396-5461.
Date and Time:
Check-in begins at 4 PM, then Dinner 5:30 PM on Friday, October 27. Retreat concludes 1 PM Sunday, October 29.
Car pooling encouraged: ask if you need/offer a ride.
Commitment to Entire Retreat:
It is important to commit to the entire retreat from beginning to end. The delicate balance of trust and intimacy are jarred by late arrivals and early departures.
The actual cost of the retreat exceeds $446 per man. Financial support by the sponsors and fundraising efforts reduce your fee, above. If you can afford the full cost, please consider making an optional contribution to help some who cannot.
If you desire a tax deduction for an optional contribution, simply make a separate donation.
Full refunds will be made until 10/8/23. 50% refunds until 10/15/23. After then, funds have been committed.
If you have special dietary needs, please indicate on your Registration or call Jeff Barbalics, office: 216-426-5272, mobile: 216-396-5461.
We do not want cost to prevent any man from attending. Limited Scholarships up to 50% are available – all held in strict confidence. Please register, adding a note requesting consideration. Or call Jeff Barbalics, office: 216-426-5272, mobile: 216-396-5461.
Male Spirit Retreat 2023
Registration and payment for Male Spirit Retreat 2023
Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality
708 North Harvey Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
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