Exodus 90 is a challenging 90-day period of prayer and asceticism which is supported by a fraternity of like-minded men.
What will You Become by Day 91?
The 90-day benchmark is not an arbitrary number; it is essential for freedom. That’s the period it takes to re-learn the joy and satisfaction of self-mastery and freedom. Most men consider the 90-day period of purification a manly challenge, something that may have been missing in their lives for a long time.
In addition, researchers have found that it takes about 90 days – the length of many rehabilitation models, including AA – for the brain to “reset” itself. Interestingly enough, people in recovery have known this saying forever “90 meetings in 90 days” because when the brain is engaged in a habit for 90 days it becomes easier to do. After Exodus 90, what was once difficult and a challenge, becomes a new way of life.
During Exodus 90, you slowly read through the book of Exodus and commit to 20-60 minutes of silent prayer each day. You take on the story of the Israelites and are guided by daily meditations that open up the Sacred Scriptures in new and enlightening ways. But this isn’t just a bible study, Exodus 90 is much more.
We cannot say “yes” to God until we have said “no” to the world and its comforts. During Exodus 90, you will return to the Church’s ancient (and largely lost) tradition of asceticism. Here’s the regimen:
- cold showers
- no alcohol
- no desserts & sweets
- no eating between meals
- no soda or sweetened drinks
- no television or movies or televised sports (without permission from the fraternity)
- only listen to music that lifts the soul to God
- only use computer for work, school, essential tasks
- only use mobile device for essential communications (delete unnecessary apps)
- regular and intense daily exercise
- no major material purchases (without permission from the fraternity)
- at least seven hours of sleep each night
Exodus 90 is not a self-help program. You’ll invite 5-7 men to journey with you, and where possible, your priest will serve as your spiritual director. These meetings are an opportunity for men to give a self-report for accountability, to receive encouragement from the brotherhood, and wisdom from the spiritual director. There’s no better way to re-awaken your diocese, parish, or men’s group in these dark times that call for prayer, penance, and renewed trust.
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Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Our Parish is located in San Antonio, Florida, in Pasco County and is the second oldest Catholic parish on Florida's west coast. Established in 1883, we are a community with a great history but also a great future. We offer the Spirit of welcome and hospitality that comes from St. Benedict with the love of Creation that comes from St. Francis to all those who seek the living God.
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Saturday 5:30 pm (Vigil)
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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday 8:45 am or by appointment
Part Time Associate
Director of Religious Formation
Religious Education Secretary
Director of Music
Marriage and annulment secretary
Head of Sacristans
9 am -- 3 pm
Parish Office CLOSED for lunch
12 Noon - 1 pm
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