• 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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Prayer for Monastic Vocations

Prayer for Monastic Vocations

Please pray with us for monastic vocations.

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Vocation Thought for the Day

Vocation Thought for the Day

“Jesus did not deem equality with God something to be grasped at, but emptied himself …”  Help me to surrender and let go, O God, to become whom you are inviting me to be.

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Br. Robert Wojciechowski died Saturday, January 31, 2015

Br. Robert Wojciechowski died Saturday, January 31, 2015

Born June 19, 1929, Br. Robert entered the Trappist order on Dec. 17, 1950 and made his solemn profession on June 24, 1956. Read More »