The opening lines of Dante Alighieri’s 13th century masterpiece The Divine Comedy read: “In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost.”

This is the great (yet often terrifying) invitation of a man’s life, and our society – and organised religion – offer few answers.

On Monday 11 June, CEO Richard Fay will explore what Dante meant, at a BBQ for all men. The venue is The Brookfield Centre, 139 Brookfield Road Kenmore Hills. The night will commence at 6.15pm and conclude by 9pm.

Richard will present critical aspects of the male and female journeys and how they are on a collision course that reaches a crescendo in midlife. Why do so many relationships fail at this time? What are the three different paths men take in the face of transition or adversity? What are the three different paths women take, and how do they relate?

There will also be an expression of way of council. The night will be a great opportunity to introduce men to our community, the contemplative tradition, the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP), and to connect with other men. This will be the last BBQ night before MROP.

The cost is free for visitors and $15 for regulars. Please RSVP us by emailing admin@cfma.org.au to ensure you are catered for. We hope to see you then.