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News – Mepkin Abbey bids Farewell to Vivian Whorley

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Mepkin Abbey Bids Farewell to Vivian Whorley

Over fifty garden volunteers and staff gathered with many of the monks for a potluck luncheon on May 25, 2011 to say good –bye to Vivian.  The number of volunteers who came was a testimony, in itself, of the real esteem they have for Vivian and their genuine appreciation for all that they learnt about plants while Vivian served as Mepkin’s horticulturalist for more than ten years leaving her touch on our landscape for years to come.

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Sixth Sunday of Easter A 2011

By Fr. Guerric

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him…” John 14: 15-17

Several weeks ago we monks had the opportunity to view an extraordinary French film “Of Gods and Men.”  It was the true story of a small monastery of Trappist monks in a mountain village of Algeria in the 1990s.  Watching the film gave new meaning to living Trappist life in the world today.

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Junior Conference 2011

News – Junior Conference 2011

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Junior Conference 2011

Father Joe attended the annual Junior Conference on May 2 to 14, 2011.  This year it was held at Holy Spirit Abbey in Conyers Georgia.  Junior professed monks and nuns from Trappists houses in the United States Region attended. 

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News of Fr Leonard’s Passing

News – Fr. Leonard

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