A new year has begun and with it, our deepest aspirations to continue spiritual growth in our beloved Sophia Circle. We have decided to read Rosemary Lanzetta’s book, The Monk Within, in order to continue to expand our understanding of the interspiritual movement that seems to be overtaking conventional, institutional ways of thinking. Come to our next meeting on March 18th, at Mary Kay’s house as we continue our quest for companionship and contemplative awareness.
Here are a few questions to ponder:
- Lanzetta says that the longing for solitude and intimacy with God, the call to be a monk, is deep within the human condition. What is your personal experience of the “monk within”?
- Do you think it is possible for young people to form monastic communities outside the rigors of institutional religion? What are your hopes and doubts?