What do we do?

New Monasticisms Ireland hosts

Three major teaching events in the year.

Meditation – Silence in the City

Two book clubs.

Sophia Book Club 

at The Lantern Synge St.  Dublin 8

There is no meeting in March as the meeting time coincides with Holy Thursday

Our next meeting is on – Thursday 26th April 2018 at 7.30 pm. 

The book we are reading (followed by information about it from Veritas) is:-

9781847305688_1_1Christopher Hayden, I Believe: Line by Line Through the Creed.

(Veritas, 2014: 157 pages) ISBN13: 9781847305688 / ISBN10: 1847305687

The Creed is a compendium of the Christian faith: it contains the core truths to which discipleship is our response. This very readable book guides the reader through the Creed, line by line. Each statement is explained and reflected on, in a way that seeks to show the wisdom, beauty and practicality of the faith. Truth by truth and phrase by phrase, this book shows us that the content of the Creed is no mere set of abstractions, but can speak to us in ways that are surprisingly concrete and down to earth.  From the opening ‘I believe’ to the closing ‘Amen’, Christopher Hayden helps us to see that our faith is an inestimable treasure, and encourages us to be more confident in embracing it as a guide for living.

http://www.veritasbooksonline.com/authors/h/c/christopher-hayden/i-believe-line-by-line-through-the-creed.html  (accessed 23.02.2018)

Please note – 

The gate from the street to the basement is now usually locked closed. If so, please enter from the car park – NOT the church car park – enter the car park a few doors down, and there are doors to the left … ask the way if necessary when you get into the car park – if parking, do please park at the BACK and, please, NOT in the area near the doors).

If you are new to this book club, please note that we usually meet on the last Thursday evening of each month.

New Monasticisms Ireland’s email address is sophiasociety@gmail.com (Bernadette Flanagan).

The Lantern Centre’s website is www.lanterncentre.org

If you are new to this book club, please note that notice of our meeting is usually on our website:- http://www.newmonasticismsireland.com


NMI Cill Dara Book Club

Venue Solas Bhride

We try to meet every first or fourth Tuesday at Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare Town.  If you are interested and would like to join us please contact:

Helen – hokeeffenmi@gmail.com

Our next reading is: Walking on Water

by Madeleine L’Engle

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In this classic book, Madeleine L’Engle addresses the questions, What does it mean to be a Christian artist? and What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L’Engle’s beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one’s own art.

Our Next meeting:  Tuesday March 20th 2018 at 7pm –  Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare.


Silence in the City

taizeThe Lantern Centre

in ‘Ruah’.



Tuesday mornings at 7.30 am


Friday mornings at 7.30 am

Format: 20 minutes: Music (chants from Glenstal or Taizé) 20 mins contemplative group silence. 20 minutes breakfast!

Silence in the city is led by Isoilde Dillon.

New Monasticisms Ireland is run by a voluntary Committee of Board members and meets monthly in the Acorn Centre, Warrenmount house, Blackpitts,  Dublin 8.