Between the Marsh and the Skies: The Mepkin Abbey Story is an illustrated history of Mepkin Abbey to be published by Evening Post Books later this year. Robert R. Macdonald has written a captivating narrative of the Trappist monastery located outside of Charleston, South Carolina, which will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2024. The work is drawn primarily from the Mepkin Abbey Archives, oral history interviews, and newspaper accounts that chronicle the Abbey’s human and spiritual journey that transformed Clare Boothe Luce and Henry R. Luce’s winter retreat into a place of prayer and work that became a significant part of South Carolina’s religious and cultural landscape. The story describes the Abbey’s challenges, struggles, and triumphs and the men and women whose dedication and labor continue to make Mepkin Abbey a place of beauty and spiritual renewal.
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If you are in a financial position, please consider making a donation to Mepkin to help us sustain our life of prayer.
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
“One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek, to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” Inspiring but also challenging words if we really take them in.