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 30th May – 25th April has been cancelled.

We meet at our usual time 7.30pm 

We are now reading –

up to and including Chapter 4 of:-

    The Mystic Heart:

Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions

by Wayne Teasdale (foreword by 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.

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

  nmi.sophia.book.club@gmail.com

 

Book

Cill Dara Book Club meets at Solas Bhride, Tully Road, Kildare Town. Our next Book Club meeting is Tuesday 17th  June 2019. Our usual time 7pm 

Colm Tóibín’s The Testament of Mary is the moving story of the Virgin Mary, told by a novelist famous for writing brilliantly about the family.

From the author of Brooklyn, in a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son’s brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change.

As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human.

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

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