Who Comes?

Samson Men's Healing RetreatAll men over the age of 18 are welcome to attend this retreat; the sole requirement is that each man comes to the retreat with the deliberate intent to invite Christ’s healing into a wound or struggle in his life. Men today encounter a myriad of trauma and abuse, most of which goes unrecognized or ignored. Men attending Samson may be experiencing or have experienced:

  • Traumatic Stress…such as a close encounter with death, witnessing a fatality or tragedy, combat stress, post-abortive men
  • Sexual abuse… such as molestation, rape, pornography exposure and chronic masturbation (sexual self abuse)
  • Emotional abuse… such as abandonment, child of divorce, orphans, neglect, psychological mistreatment, living in constant fear
  • Physical abuse… such as hazing, self-mutilation, extreme corporal punishment, any other degrading forms of punishment
  • Verbal abuse… such as labeling, name calling, taunting, intimidation, bullying
  • Spiritual abuse… such as using God’s Word to manipulate, coerce, and prevent feelings or emotions from being expressed
Though much of the above pain has been socially normalized and marginalized, the human heart made for the sole purpose of receiving and giving God’s love still recognizes the truth and yearns for healing. Your story is in good hands in the Samson Brotherhood, and we desire greatly for you to come and pray with us.
Samson Retreat Catholic Mens Healing Retreat
Christ came not to bring more coping mechanisms for our pain, but to set us free.

 

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