New Monasticism

This discussion category is dedicated to the emerging movement of new interspiritual monasticism.

You can read the manifesto by Adam Bucko and Rory McEntee online here: “New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century”

You can read it online or download it for free here: “New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century”

From the article: “We assert that new monasticism names an impulse that is trying to incarnate itself in the new generation. It is beyond the borders of any particular religious institution, yet drinks deeply from the wells of our wisdom traditions. It is an urge which speaks to a profoundly contemplative life, to the formation of small communities of friends, to sacred activism and to discovering together the unique calling of every person and every community.”

Also, you can view some articles written on the manifesto that appeared in National Catholic Reporter here:

  1. Two young adults offer a new take on ‘new monasticism’ 
  2. New monasticism: Envisioning monks without borders
  3. The spiritual hunger of young adults: Where does it come from and what might they need?