The presence of 'digital natives' (or the 'net generation') is exciting for monastic communities, which 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 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.
This day, led by Fr Michael Casey OCSO begin the research on the theme 'The Presentation of Monastic Communities on Digital Media'.
We are working to ensure that the participation of 'digital natives', young people who have been immersed in digital technology all their lives, with sophisticated technicaal skills and learning preferences, will be an integral part of the day.