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

We are taking a three-month break.  Our next New Monasticisms Ireland-Sophia book club meeting will be on Thursday 27th SEPTEMBER 2018 at 7.30 pm.


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The book to read (followed by information about it from The Book Depository) is:-


Paul Murray, O.P., In the Grip of Light: The Dark and Bright Journey of Christian Contemplation(Bloomsbury, London: 2012); 128 pages; ISBN10 144 114 55 08; ISBN13 978 144 114 55 05.


What is it like in practice to come close to the presence of God? Are there words which can, in some way, explain the nature of that experience? In this compelling study, Paul Murray draws attention to both the wisdom and lived experience of those men and women who knew, at first hand, of the light and fire of which they speak. Murray demonstrates how important and relevant for us today are the writings of authors such as Catherine of Siena, John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart, and Teresa of Avila. To the often bewildered hearts and minds of our generation, the writings of these remarkable men and women speak with a unique authority.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Grip-Light-Dr-Paul-Murray/9781441145505?ref=grid-view&qid=1527801314443&sr=1-1  (accessed 31.05.2018)

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 wheln 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
Our next book club meeting will be on Tuesday 11th September 2018


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.