Tours are 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM Tuesdays to Saturdays. Tours are $5 per person (children and students free) which includes a guidebook of either the Gardens or the Monastery. Please note that there are no tours on Sundays and Mondays.
Combing the historical significance of the Christmas Nativity with the diversity of cultures and artists that have interpreted it through the ages, "Finding Bethlehem" guides you thoughtful commentaries of theologians and collectors alike, to artist statements and the voices of "behind-thes-scenes" participants in the Festival, the book explores the spiritual and artistic meaning of the Nativity.Available at the Abbey Store
Father Nicholas is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and an Associate of Mepkin Abbey. He leads the monastery's contemplative directed retreats and is Executive Director of the Mepkin Priest Wellness Program offered to priests in parish ministry. He is Director of the Mepkin Contemplative Cenobium and supervises its page on the Mepkin Abbey website. He can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.