The Brendan Option Ep050

Real Men Don't Eat Quiche

“I put it to you that real manhood has always been seen in sacrifice, and that you cannot understand masculinity without the category of sacrifice; of making something sacred by giving it back to the gods.”

Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 50 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he discusses the nature of authentic masculinity.

“What has marked out the man in every culture to my knowledge has not primarily been the ability or inclination to inflict pain or harm or injury on others but rather to endure. Real men endure. Real men know how to suffer. You can’t understand maleness without suffering.”

“It is the capacity to sacrifice himself, the capacity to suffer for others, the capacity to defend others, to fight and if necessary to die for others… that marks the man. The capacity to endure, to suffer for others… that is the real man.”

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