What we do
New Monasticisms Ireland hosts –
Three major teaching events in the year. (Though we have stalled because of some unforeseen events, but hope to re engage when the time is right!)
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 have no updated news from the Sophia book Club and are mindful that Covid 19 has interrupted many events.
As soon as we have information we will update you.
If you are interested and would like to join Sophia Book Club – please contact:
NMI Cill Dara Book Club usually meets at Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare Town. However due to Covid 19 we are meeting online.
Our next meeting is Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at our usual time 7pm
We are reading ‘What is Beautiful in the Sky’ by Michael Harding
‘In these strange days Michael Harding’s route taking and wise words gently nudge us towards the future, steadying us as we navigate the great unknowns ahead’ Joe Duffy
The bestselling new book from acclaimed writer and Irish Times columnist.
It’s dawn and in the early morning light, Michael Harding is walking in his garden in the hills above Lough Allen in Leitrim, dreaming of the new beginning in Donegal he had planned before the world changed in the early months of 2020.
Here, in his stunning and intimate new book, we travel with Michael through this day as he looks back at a life lived within, and as part of, the Irish landscape. In doing so, he vividly brings to life what is at the heart of Irish identity: storytelling, love and human connection. With honesty, insight and tenderness, he shows that while everything has changed, that which is important remains the same; and how, in this new world, we can live with hope and faith in everything that is beautiful in the sky.
What is Beautiful in the Sky is an account of our times: a record of our past and a promise of new beginnings.
‘This morning is special. The air is cleaner than it used to be. Birds sing with a deeper resonance. The apple trees shed their petals and fatten their fruit with an astonishing defiance; as if nature itself carried a coded message; everything will be OK in the end. Hope may seem lost with each new death but love has become more visible in every hospital corridor in the world.
“Let’s begin again.”
The Book Depository
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