• The Monks

    The Monks

    Mepkin Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the historic Mepkin Plantation located on the Cooper River, north of Charleston, South Carolina. Founded by the monks of Gethsemani in Kentucky, the brothers of Mepkin belong to the worldwide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance popularly known as Trappist. Following The Rule of St. Benedict, the monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.
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  • Prayer

    Prayer

    The communal celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.
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  • Lectio Divina

    Lectio Divina

    Individual meditative reading of the scripture in the morning and evening hours and at intervals as they continue unceasing prayer.
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  • Work

    Work

    Living by the work of their hands, the monks provide a livelihood for themselves and the poor.
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  • Hospitality

    Hospitality

    Sharing their spiritual journey and communal lives with all seekers.
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Two men profess simple vows at Mepkin Abbey

Two men profess simple vows at Mepkin Abbey

Father Gerard Jonas Palmares and Brother Anthony Maria Odom professed Simple Vows.
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Vocation Thought for the Day

Vocation Thought for the Day

“How can I make a response to the Lord for all the good He has given me?”  It is important to take time and reflect on this question.

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St. Francis Retreat Center

St. Francis Retreat Center

The St. Francis Retreat Center and the Fr. Francis Kline Memorial Chapel were dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 25, and the first guests arrived over that weekend.

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