- Becoming a Monk
- Who We Are
Visitors are welcome! Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. Reservations required for groups of 10+.
Dogs are not allowed on the property (except service dogs)
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.
Reception Center/Gift Shop will be open on Mondays during the Creche Festival.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 3pm
Once a month, on a Friday, the monks have a day of total silence and solitude. They call these the “Desert Days” and no tours of the monastery are given on these days. However, the Visitors’ Center/Gift Shop and the gardens are open.
The Desert Days for 2018 are:
Mepkin Abbey Reception Center/Gift Shop
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843 761-8509 (ask for store)
We can choose our friends and we can choose our profession or career. A vocation comes from God and to hear the call we must listen for what God is asking me to do.