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
Our next Book club meeting is Thursday 29th November 2018. Our usual time 7.30pm
We are reading – A New Harmony – The Spirit, The Earth and The Human Soul by John Philip Newell (Chapters One to Five only)
Please note we will not be meeting in December.
In a world that seems increasingly fragmented, J. Philip Newell calls us to a vision of life’s essential oneness. He invites us to listen for the heartbeat of God and to be part of a new harmony. A New Harmony is based on a Christianity more integrated with the earth and with the rest of humanity and we are taken on a pathway towards transformation in our lives. A New Harmony communicates across the boundaries of religion and race that have separated us and honours our distinct inheritances by serving what is deeper still-the oneness of our origins and the oneness of Earth’s destiny. Newell explores the essential interconnectedness of all things. Everything – whether the expanding light of distant galaxies or humanity’s inner light of mind and consciousness – carries within itself the life of the universe’s shared beginning. With keen insight and sensitivity, he confronts the brokenness of our harmony, as individuals and families and as nations and species. Only by knowing and naming the extent and depth of our disharmony will we find the way forward. Confronting our brokenness, individually and together, is integral to the hope for healing.
Newell leads us on a pathway of discovery toward transforming the way we understand ourselves – Review Book Depository
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
In preparation for our meeting in December we are reading: With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Kathryn Mannix.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE
Told through a series of beautifully crafted stories taken from nearly four decades of clinical practice, her book answers the most intimate questions about the process of dying with touching honesty and humanity. She makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and understanding.
With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, ill and healthy. Open these pages and you will find stories about people who are like you, and like people you know and love. You will meet Holly, who danced her last day away; Eric, the retired head teacher who, even with Motor Neurone Disease, gets things done; loving, tender-hearted Nelly and Joe, each living a lonely lie to save their beloved from distress; and Sylvie, 19, dying of leukaemia, sewing a cushion for her mum to hug by the fire after she has died.These are just four of the book’s thirty-odd stories of normal humans, dying normal human deaths. They show how the dying embrace living not because they are unusual or brave, but because that’s what humans do. By turns touching, tragic, at times funny and always wise, they offer us illumination, models for action, and hope. Read this book and you’ll be better prepared for life as well as death.
Our next book club meeting will be on Tuesday 4th November 2018