'From Wild Man to Wise Man': A Communal Reading on Male Spirituality
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"The full male journey is a risky journey where you can only trust God and not your own worthiness or rightness. It is a journey into the outer world, into the world of risk, uncertainty and almost certain failure. Find me a male myth, fairy tale or legend that does not follow that cycle. They are always about journeys into new lands and places, they are always in nature (where we are not in charge), and they always lead you back home 'to know it for the first time.' Yet many men prefer to remain in the world of ideas and opinions and roles of esteem and status…"

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The power of Richard Rohr’s words in From Wild Man to Wise Man shine throughout each page. We will host a communal reading of the book on a unique 5 week journey, meeting once every week to pray, share, and reflect. Thus, we will be reading together while being apart and coming together to share and process the reading.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday beginning Sep. 23 to Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


This deep delve into male spirituality, and the questions that will inevitably follow, is a journey open to all men at St. Monica and beyond.


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required. We ask that you purchase your book prior to participation.


Dominik Gnirs will facilitate the group sessions. He can be reached for questions or concerns at   or (213) 804-7261.







Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Saturday:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sunday:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

                1:15p, 5:30p, 7:30p



Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

Mental Wellness Series Tuesday, Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM
Women of St. Monica Wednesday, Sep 23 @ 7:00 PM
Marriage Information Night Wednesday, Sep 23 @ 7:15 PM
Catholic Conversations Thursday, Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM
GLO Book Club Friday, Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM

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