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What is Exodus 90 and Why should I start it?
What is Exodus 90 and Why should I start it?

What is it? Why do it? Can Christians do it? and other FAQs

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Written by Stephen Zepp
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What is Exodus?

Exodus 90 is a spiritual exercise for men based on Christ's roadmap to freedom: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. Men who desire to grow in the spiritual life and be uncommonly free call together a fraternity of 6-8 men to join them in following a set structure of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. They will be led by daily readings from the Scriptures, paired with daily reflections, to keep them on the road to freedom.

Exodus is a spiritual exercise that not only promises men greater freedom but delivers it. Over 90% of men who have gone through Exodus 90 say they have experienced greater freedom because of it. And though 90 days proves to be enough to aid men in gaining greater freedom, it is not enough to defend it for life. To gain a life of freedom, we must continue to follow Christ's model and roadmap; we must continue to live a life of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. We have intentionally designed spiritual exercises that coincide with the Liturgical calendar and allow for men to gain uncommon freedom throughout the year.

Our next exercise is Saint Michael's Lent, starting August 15. It’s 40 days of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity leading up to the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel. These forty days of prayer and penance imitate the practice of St. Francis of Assisi, preparing for the feast of the Archangel Michael.

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Why should a man start Exodus?

Can Protestants do Exodus 90?

Is Exodus in accord with Church teaching?

Is Exodus 90 an addiction or recovery program?

Why does Exodus 90 cost money?

Why should a man start Exodus?

Every man comes to Exodus for a different reason. But the common thread is a desire for greater freedom. Most men are deeply motivated to become better husbands for their wives and fathers for their children or priests for the Church, so desperately in need of renewal.

When we look to the Book of Exodus, we see in the Israelites a powerful image for men today. The Israelites are enslaved not because they are weak, but because they are strong and growing. As a result, the Pharaoh fears them and their taskmasters oppress them further. This is so similar to men today, who are so full of potential and power, that the Devil enslaves them to sin and worldly distractions out of fear for what they might do if they responded to God’s high calling.

To answer the question more directly, a man should sign up to embrace his calling to become the spiritual leader in his home that God has called him to be and that his spouse and children desire in their heart of hearts.

The roadmap to freedom—the roadmap to life—is here set before you. It’s a hard road, no doubt, and only a few will take it up. Christ knows that, but he has called you to it. He has set before you a choice: freedom or slavery, life or death. By choosing to walk this road, you are choosing to take up the roadmap to freedom. You are choosing life. Right now, and every day from this point forward, look to the cross. Jesus Christ, the Great Liberator, is alive and present, and he is ready to lead you to freedom.

Follow him.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Protestants do Exodus?

Absolutely. Many Protestants have done Exodus and quite a few of them have reported that it was a very fruitful experience for them. Exodus is a spiritual exercise for men based on prayer, asceticism, and fraternity and is rooted in the traditions of the early Church. This path to holiness is not just for Exodus, nor just the Catholic Church, but for all Christians everywhere. All men are welcome. More and more protestant, evangelical, and other non-Catholic, Christian participants continue to find the spiritual exercise to be very fruitful for their freedom and relationship with Christ every year.

Is Exodus in accord with Church teaching?

Short answer: yes. Exodus 90 started as a spiritual exercise in a seminary. Five years ago, our team committed to sharing it with the world. To date, more than 100,000 men have made their way through the spiritual exercise. Exodus, Inc. has the full support of many bishops, including our beloved ordinary, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend who granted the Exodus 90 Spiritual Exercise the Imprimatur.

Is Exodus an addiction or recovery program?

Exodus is not an addiction or recovery program. It is a spiritual exercise that reorients one's very way of life. It is an opportunity to begin conforming one's life to that of Christ. This will inevitably bring forth abundant graces and greater freedom. The Lord can do anything: he has used Exodus to bring forth the grace of complete freedom to men who have been struggling with addictions for decades. However, freedom won't come just by jumping through the hoops of Exodus. Exodus simply helps dispose us to the grace and freedom God wants to give us.

We highly recommend that those struggling with an addiction get the help they need from a licensed therapist. Exodus is not for every man at every time of his life. Ask the Lord if he is calling you to take up Exodus at this time.

Why does Exodus cost money?

Great question! We have a helpful article on this topic:

"God desires your freedom even more than you do."

-Exodus 90 Field Guide

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