Mepkin Abbey Reception Center/Gift Shop is a place where the public encounters the monastic tradition. We are pleased to feature the artistic work of local, national and international monastics and artisans. Their work is a share in God’s creation which we believe is a privileged way to touch God’s truth and beauty. This belief governs our choice of books, religious art, and handcrafted items. Plan to visit our store in person soon.

Photos from Mepkin Abbey Reception Center/Gift Shop

“The evil of avarice must have no part in establishing prices, which should, therefore, always be a little lower than people outside the monastery are able to set,” so that in all things God may be glorified.

Rule of Benedict (Chpt 57: 7-9) and (1 Pet 4:11)

Finding Bethlehem

Finding Bethlehem
Combines the historical significance of the Christmas Nativity with the diversity of cultures and artist’s that have interpreted it through ages.  A behind the scences look at Mepkin’s Creche Festival.

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Trappists Living in the Land of Desire
by Michael Downey
A lively history both of the land that became Mepkin Abbey and of the Trappist life.

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Lovers of the Place
by Abbot Francis Kline OCSO
A look at how the Monastic Charism is shared by all the baptized.

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Four Ways of Holiness for the Universal Church
by Abbot Francis Kline, OCSO
The Monastic experience gives insight into the universal call to holiness.

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Baking with Brother Boniface
A collection of Brother’s great recipes from the monastery kitcken.

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Food for Thought: Mepkin Abbey Fare
by Fr. Joseph Tedesco, OCSO
A collection of recipes from Mepkin Abbey’s kitchen compiled by Fr. Joe.