Mepkin Abbey will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21, the date of the solar eclipse.

Mepkin Abbey will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21, the date of the solar eclipse.

Mepkin Abbey will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21, the date of the solar eclipse. The front gates will be locked and no one will be admitted. The monks regret they are unable to accommodate the large numbers of people who would like to watch the eclipse at the monastery.