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December 2019

¡Ascendiendo Escaleras! Buscando la Cumbre del Espirítu y del Corazón

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Griffith Park Los Angeles, CA 90027 + Google Map
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Illuman SoCal Reunión Regional On Saturday, Dec. 14th, eighteen men gathered at Griffith Park in Los Angeles for our third Illuman SoCal Regional Gathering in Spanish. With the story of the Rich Young Man from the gospels of Matthew and Mark, we entered into the question about what success looks like in our Illuman journey of illumination. The energy was high among the men, including with new participants who joined us. El sábado, 14 de diciembre, dieciocho hermanos se reunieron…

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January 2020

LA Freedom Walk

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, 6657 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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On Saturday, January 11th, several of our SoCal Illuman brothers join the crowd of families, youth, women religious, human trafficking survivors, LAPD officers, and many activists fighting to end human trafficking. It began at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, and the crowd moved through the parts of Hollywood Blvd. with chats, in English and Spanish, calling for an end to this crime. Present were: Matt Hardin, Shane McRae, Jim Cadiz, Mark Infusino, Jesse Flores, Giovanni Perez, Samuel Perez, Marcello Alvarez,…

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February 2020

Living the Hero’s Journey: A Path for Male Spiritual Growth

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012
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From Jason to Job, Jonah to Jesus, there are universal themes to the twists and turns of life’s journey. Join us for a one-day retreat as we explore the depth and wisdom of the ancient ways. Lunch is included, Coffee and light refreshments at 8:30am Suggested donation of $20. No one will be turned away What to bring? Drum (or other rhythm instrument) Journal & Pen Lawn Chair Sunscreen Hat Event Flyer Living the Hero's Journey - Retreat 2020-02-08 Questions…

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Annual Men’s Breakfast

February 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Coco’s Restaurant, 12032 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840 United States
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The brothers of Illuman SoCal joyfully embody Richard Rohr’s legacy of men transforming men. Join one another at our annual Men’s Breakfast at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim. Many brothers will be working our Illuman SoCal booth at the Congress. Your presence will give us a deeper sense of being brothers. We started this tradition with Father Richard Rohr, who would join us when speaking at the Congress. This year, Illuman Elder and Weaver Jim Clarke will offer a…

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May 2020

[Postponed] Storytelling and the Power of Family

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - May 17 @ 1:00 pm
Lazy W Ranch Camp, 23852 Hot Spring Canyon Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 United States
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In this retreat, we’ll bring the generations together to surface family stories and to
look at the stories that don’t get told in family systems. Drawing on the deeper
wisdom of the earth, we’ll also ask how the larger Family of God—including trees,
for example—share this need to pass on the knowledge of the past and to
participate in a common praise.

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July 2020

Levels of Relationship with the Feminine – Virtual Gathering

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In our interconnected lives, there are unconscious energies that support and contaminate our real-life relationships. Our teaching elder, Jim Clarke, will lead us to a deeper understanding of these complexities during our Illuman SoCal virtual gathering.   Event Flyer (PDF) Register RSVP by July 21 to sjcaudana@cox.net or call (714) 608-1842 Donate https://illumansocal.org/payment/ Organized by the Los Angeles Region of Illuman SoCal   Photo by Galina N on Unsplash  

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September 2020

Life on the Edge: Desert and Mountain Spirituality – Sharing Stories on This Side of the Coronavirus

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

An Online Retreat with Illuman Weavers Belden Lane and Joel Blunk Men are both fascinated and frightened by wild terrain—whether it’s the challenge of a mountain/desert wilderness or the metaphorical backcountry of a coronavirus pandemic. In wild places like this we encounter what feels like the absence as well as the presence of God. But we always come back with stories to tell. In the first part of this online gathering, Belden will share stories and teachings about the spiritual…

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October 2020

Bendición de los Animales en honor de Francisco de Asís [Evento Virtual]

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volante Invitacion a la Bendicion de los Animales (PDF) Para Mayor Información O Registración diosentodo@aol.com Cover Image: St. Francis with the Animals - Willem van Herp

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From Retiring to Eldering: A Movement of Grace – with Fr. Jim Clarke of Illuman SoCal

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 1:30 pm

This retreat is geared to those adults who are asking the deeper questions of life and seeking one’s purpose in the last third of their life.  We will explore new ways of expanding one’s experience of God and creating a spirituality that fits your life experience. Bring your journal, a bible, and a symbol of what you need to let go of and another symbol of what you want to become. Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of L.A.,…

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November 2020

Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos [Virtual]

November 2 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, and other parts of the Latino world. It involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, helping to support their spiritual journey. In Latino culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle, and the day is not viewed as a day of sadness, but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awaken and celebrate with them. The Aztec culture believed in three levels of…

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