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

Our next meeting is on – Thursday 31st MAY 2018 at 7.30 pm. 

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

Thomas Keating, Lucette Verboven, and Joseph Boyle, World Without End, (London: Bloomsbury, 2017 – ISBN10 1472942485, ISBN13 9781472942487 – 178 pages).

9781472942494In these conversations with film maker and writer Lucette Verboven, Thomas Keating OCSO – bestselling author, Trappist monk and founder of the Centering Prayer movement – looks back on his long life and spiritual development. Following on from his previous books Invitation to Love, Open Mind, Open Heart and The Mystery of Christ, Father Keating now turns his attention to the themes of awakening, the nature of true happiness and the character and purpose of death.

World Without End also contains an interview with Abbot Joseph Boyle OCSO, who presides over the monastery where Father Keating is resident, high in the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass, Colorado.

Verboven’s insightful questions probe into the depths of Father Keating’s spirituality, discussing identity, transformation, silence, nature and the cosmos – themes universal and applicable to all those searching for a deeper and more meaningful life. (https://www.bookdepository.com – accessed 28.04.2018).

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

Mystical-1 copy

We are not meeting in June, July or August
However in preparation for our meeting in September we are reading:
The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh –
A buttonhole in Heaven’ Una Agnew SSL
A date in September will be set a little later. Happy reading!!! 


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.