New Monasticism with Michael Casey OCSO


new monasticism

New Monasticism and the Search for Meaning: 

A day with Fr Michael Casey OCSO, eminent writer and teacher.

The phenomenon of new monasticism and new monastic communities in Western societies and elsewhere is a search for meaning in a world marked by atomization and ‘anomie’. This sign of life and hope is also a welcome challenge for monastic communities to respond to the needs and enquiries of younger spiritual pilgrims, members of the ‘net generation’ who are frequently social activists and seekers of justice for victims and persecuted minorities.

An integral part of the day will be the presentation of monastic communities on digital media and how to encourage the participation of the net generation.

Reduced fee for students, unemployed, elderly: £5
Full fee: £20
Please pay on the day.

arrive: Sunday for registration at 10am

Session: Sunday 16 October 2016 10.30h – 16.30h

depart Sunday 1700h


New Monasticism with Fr Michael Casey OCSO

Tutor: Fr. Michael Casey O.C.S.O.

Text for Study

On this study day participants will be guided by Fr Michael Casey OCSO of Tarrawarra Abbey, Victoria, Australia. The course is open to all interested students.

Some accommodation is available in the House for Guests on Saturday 15 October.

Location: The day will be in the Cloisters Hall, St Benedict’s School, 54 Eaton Rise, W5 2ES

1300h- 1400h: Please bring a packed lunch or repair to local eateries in Ealing Broadway and Pitshanger Lane

Contact us by email: info AT college4life DOT org

Please register here: Eventbrite registration

new monasticism

new monasticism

The presence of the newest cohort of our society, called ‘digital natives’  or  the ‘net generation’ is exciting for members monastic communities. We are challenged to respond to the needs and enquiries of these young people.

The phenomenon of ‘new monasticism’ is a sign of life and hope for our societies and the world and a welcome challenge for monastic communities. These younger spiritual pilgrims are frequently social activists and seekers of justice for victims and persecuted minorities.
Dr Wim Vandewiele, researcher at KU Leuven in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is working with the monks of Ealing Abbey and others in this field to prepare for a Study Day in Leuven in October 2017 for interested parties. One concrete outcome will be a research article in Dutch and English.


new monasticism

This day, led by Fr Michael Casey OCSO begins our research on the first theme, “The Presentation of Monastic Communities on Digital Media”.

We are working to ensure that the participation of  ‘digital natives’ or members of the ‘net generation’, young people who have been immersed in technology all their lives, with sophisticated technical skills and learning preferences will be an integral part of this day.

A measured and more disinterested approach is now required to include ‘digital natives’ in our research as equal collaborators deserving respect in their own right.

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by telephone: +44 (0) 20 8862 2156

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