The Exodus Regimen

Exodus has three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. All three together lead to freedom. There’s nothing flashy about this; all we’re trying to do is re-present the Catholic tradition to men who are often unaware of the rich heritage they have received.
I) Fraternity: The Exodus fraternity consists of 3-5 men and a spiritual director. These fraternities are flesh-and-blood fraternities; not online. Your make your team from men you know and that are near to you. Ask a priest or other wiser man to guide your fraternity. These fraternities are to meet 3 times/week for no more than 30 minutes. Minimum: 1 meeting/week. These are an opportunity for the men to give a self-report for accountability, to receive encouragement from the brothers, and wisdom from the mentor.
II) Prayer: Each man is to commit to a holy hour each day. Minimum: 20 minutes. Where possible this is to take place with the other brothers of the Exodus fraternity.
III) Asceticism: cold-lukewarm/short showers; no alcohol; no desserts & sweets; no eating between meals; no soda or sweetened drinks; no television or movies (without permission of group); only music that lifts the soul to God; no televised sports (without permission of group); computer for school/work ONLY; regular and intense exercise; group holy hour & meetings; no major material purchases (beyond toiletries, etc., without permission of group); and seven hours of sleep each night is essential.
All of the above is to be adapted to each man’s particular circumstances. Some things may not be possible. That stated: this is supposed to be demanding. But to be free in a world that enslaves us takes both grace and hard work. Exodus 90 provides that opportunity for the men who choose to undertake it. We acknowledge that’s its not for everyone.

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The road is long and hard. But without freedom, we cannot love as we’ve been called by Jesus Christ to do. Get started today.