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Bishop Robert Kurtz

Bishop Robert Kurtz

Bishop Robert Kurtz, Bishop Emeritus of Bermuda, spent a year in Mepkin after his retirement and during that time he endeared himself to all.  Since leaving Mepkin last March, Bishop Robert has been living in Chicago and acting as Novice Director for his community, the Resurrectionists.  Bishop Kurtz recently returned to Mepkin for a visit and the Abbot invited him to give the homily on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  You can read the homily here.

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Mepkin Lecture: Your Second to Last Chapter

Mepkin Lecture: Your Second to Last Chapter

Presented by Paul Wilkes
Friday, February 2, 2018

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North Street Comes to Mepkin – Last week in December 2018

North Street Comes to Mepkin – Last week in December 2018

The week after Christmas Day saw some very special guests come to the St. Francis Retreat Center. North Street Neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina has visited Mepkin on several occasions, and on this quiet week after the celebration of the birth of Christ, they took some time to make a retreat and share their musical talents at the Feast of the Holy Family.

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Photos of rare snow at Mepkin

Photos of rare snow at Mepkin Read More »

Christmas at Mepkin

Christmas at Mepkin

24th/25th December 2017

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Mepkin Welcomes Advent

Mepkin Welcomes Advent Read More »

Mepkin at Thanksgiving

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September 2017 Mepkin Hosts its First Care for Caregivers Retreat

September 2017 Mepkin Hosts its First Care for Caregivers Retreat

This past September saw the start of a beautiful friendship. Father Guerric and a team of dedicated facilitators welcomed a group of men and women especially deserving of a retreat-family caregivers. The retreat was carefully designed to nourish and refresh those who daily put loved ones’ needs first and pour out care on a daily basis.

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Sept. 29, 2017 Brother Don Bisson Shares Spiritual Insight at Mepkin Abbey

As the sweltering summer heat gave way to the refreshing breezes of autumn, so too, did many find their spirits refreshed at Mepkin this fall. Brother Don Bisson, FMS, began a weekend retreat and contemplative workshop September 29, 2017 with a lecture entitled “Aging and the Poverty of the Spirit.”

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