Henry Chen has come to Mepkin and is hoping to live with us for a year. Henry is 25 years old and a native of Mississippi. He says he is coming to Mepkin as a leap of faith, on a spiritual search, seeking to understand God’s will in his life. It took Henry 48 hours to get to Mepkin, having traveled on eight different buses! Henry hopes to be open to the new world into which he is entering, as he does not come from any religious tradition. It will be a whole new experience. Already he has found Mepkin to be peaceful, welcoming, and uplifting.
Can you make a donation to Mepkin?
Because we closed our front gate and stopped all visitors to the monastery, no one at Mepkin has caught the virus. However, also because of this shutdown, which was necessary to keep us safe, we lost all of our income producing activities, including our mushroom production, the Retreat Center, and the Abbey Store. We have no idea when we will be able to resume these activities.
If you, too, are suffering economic hardships, please know that you are in our prayers. If you are in a safe financial position, perhaps you would consider making a donation to Mepkin to help us sustain our life of prayer, so we can be ready to welcome visitors, guests and retreatants back into our midst when all is safe.
To donate online, click here, or you may send a check to Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Thank you and God bless you and your loved ones.
Fr. Joe Tedesco
Superior, Mepkin Abbey
Vocation Thought for the Day
“I saw the figure on the cross and wondered why anyone would willingly do that. And then I realized God loves us/me enough to die an agonizing and humiliating death for me.”