What we do

New Monasticisms Ireland hosts –

Three major teaching events in the year.

Engages in reflection and meditation.

Runs two book clubs.

Endeavours to engage in the principles as a guiding direction in life.

Sophia Book Club

Cill Dara Book Club

Sophia Book club meets at the Lantern Centre, Synge St. Dublin 8

We will not be meeting in December.

Our next meeting is Thursday 30th January 2020 at our usual time 7.30pm 

We are reading

‘Alive in God’ 

A Christian Imagination

by Timothy Radcliffe

Up to page 138 for this January meeting.

How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries when ever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: ‘I put before you life and death: choose life’.

Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, filmmakers and so on – can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today’s secularism but its banality.
We accompany the disciples as they struggle to understand this strange man who heals, casts out demons and offers endless forgiveness. In the face of death, he teaches them what it means to be alive in God. Then he embraces all that afflicts and crushes humanity. Finally, Radcliffe explores what it means for us to be alive spiritually, physically, sacramentally, justly and prayerfully. The result is a compelling new understanding of the words of Jesus: ‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.’

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 If you are interested and would like to join us please contact: 

  nmi.sophia.book.club@gmail.com

 

Satish Kumar

Cill Dara Book Club meets at Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare Town. 

Our next meeting is Tuesday 25th February 2020. at our usual time 7pm 

We are reading 

‘Soul-Soil-Society’

by Satish Kumar

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We are all members of a one-earth society, and caring for the earth and soul is interrelated. This is the message of Satish Kumar, the internationally-respected peace and environment activist who has been gently setting the agenda for change for over 50 years. In Soil, Soul & Society, Satish presents the new trinity for our age of sustainability. One that shares the knowledge that we ourselves are very much part of nature; that what we do to nature we in fact do to ourselves; and that the earth is soulful. In this book, he inspires readers with the knowledge we are all leaders and can create change. He urges readers to create a new consciousness that reveres nature and explores how, as a global society, we need to embrace diversity and become pilgrims on this earth not tourists. To bring about change in the world we must be the change we wish to see.

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https://www.bookdepository.com/Soil-Soul-Society-Satish-Kumar/9781782402350?ref=grid-view&qid=1580072307594&sr=1-1

 If you are interested and would like to join us please contact: 

info@newmonasticismsireland.com