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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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Abbey gets new guitar

Abbey gets new guitar

While Abbot Stan was at the General Chapter he asked our friend and local liturgical guitarist, Drew Ruddy, to take Mepkin’s classical guitar to be repaired.

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Paul Brennan joins Mepkin’s health care team – May 22, 2017

Paul Brennan joins Mepkin’s health care team – May 22, 2017

On May 22nd, Mepkin welcomed Paul Brennan to join David George in the infirmary and in the lives of the brothers in the Mepkin community. Although Paul spent his childhood in Springfield, MA, he now calls the Lowcountry home.

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Sept. 23, 2017, Abbot Stan meets Pope Francis at the General Chapter of Abbots and Abbesses

Sept. 23, 2017, Abbot Stan meets Pope Francis at the General Chapter of Abbots and Abbesses

Abbot Stan recently was in Assisi, Italy, for the General Chapter of Abbots and Abbesses.

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New, easy to use prayer and hymn books come to Mepkin – Summer 2017

New, easy to use prayer and hymn books come to Mepkin – Summer 2017

“O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1 has a special meaning in light of the project that has been three years in the making at Mepkin. Musician Eli Homza and Abbot Stan Gumula have collaborated to bring new prayers in an accessible format in the new books for use in the Mepkin Abbey church, designed to make prayer and worship more accessible for guests, the community, and all who enter the church to pray.

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