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

There will be no meeting in August

Our September meeting is Thursday 26th 2019

We meet at our usual time 7.30pm 

Across the 30,000 or so varieties of Christianity, believers universally love Jesus. They have no trouble accepting his humanity and his divinity. Many express intimations of his close presence in their lives; a fear of his judgment and wrath as well as a love of his compassion; a justification for their worldviews and politics (of all persuasions), and firm convictions about his atonement for their sins and thus his centrality in their personal salvation.

But who is Christ? Is Christ simply Jesus’s last name, denoting his role as saviour of humanity, as messiah? What is Christ? How is his function or role different from Jesus’s? Are we missing something fundamental because of our overwhelming emphasis on Jesus to the exclusion of the Christ, or our misunderstanding of what it means that Jesus was `the Christ’? Could it be that such limited views are contributing to the slow and painful erosion of Christianity in western culture, to its insularity and insistence on purity and exclusion?

These are questions Fr Richard Rohr has been pondering for many years. In his ecumenical and scripturally grounded books on contemplation, mysticism and many more topics, he has emphasized the importance of a large framework for understanding the nature of ‘what is’ and what lasts, of unity and the ultimate reality of God’s presence in all of creation-Christian and non-Christian, human and non-human. Could it be that Jesus, who is the Christ, is offering us a model and example on how to live inside `this Big Frame?’

Review Book Depository

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

  nmi.sophia.book.club@gmail.com

 

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

Our usual time 7pm 

Our next Book Club meeting is Tuesday 15th  October  2019. 

We are  not meeting in July or August

We are reading 

The Mystic Heart: 

Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions

by Wayne Teasdale (foreword by the Dalai Lama).

Drawing on experience as an interreligious monk, Brother Wayne Teasdale reveals the power of spirituality and its practical elements. He combines a profound Christian faith with an intimate understanding of ancient religious traditions.

Review Book Depository

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

info@newmonasticismsireland.com