Fr. Columba attends a Canon Law course

Fr. Columba attends a Canon Law course

Father Columba Takes Course in Canon Law Father Columba, accompanied by Father Kevin, novice director, went to Belmont, N.C. where he took a course in the Canon Law of religious life. The course was conducted by Mercy Sister Jeanne Margaret, who is a Canon Lawyer. Over a period of four days, they covered Consecrated Life, […]

Vocations Discernment Article

Vocation discernment by Fr. Kevin Walsh, Mepkin’s Vocation Director

The attentive ear, receptive heart and open mind of a believer are essential to discover that God is calling someone to a particular path or vocation.  God calls each of us by name in baptism.  Each of us has a share in building up the church – weak and frail as our church may be […]

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Jonathan Montaldo Speaks on Thomas Merton

The subject of Thomas Merton continues to intrigue people. One of the great popularizers in current times of Merton’s life and thought is Jonathan Montaldo. Jonathan recently visited Mepkin, where he led a retreat. Afterwards, he shared with us his thoughts on Thomas Merton’s life and legacy. Watch Video First Monastic Institute Begins

Final Week of the Monastic Institute

Final Week of the Monastic Institute

The final week of the Monastic Institute was a very full one for the participants.

Week Three of the Monastic Institute

Week Three of the Monastic Institute

The third week of the Monastic Institute followed the same program as the previous two weeks, but with a different speaker. Mother Rebekka Willekes gave a daily talk and covered such topics as desire, the founders of the Cistercian order and Asceticism, the Psalms, Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer, and prayer from the heart. Each […]

Funeral of Joshua Lee Shlosberg

June 10, 1944 – March 23, 2018 Joshua Shlosberg was a monk of Mepkin Abbey from 1992-2002. In recent times, he became ill, and made contact with Mepkin. Abbot Stan visited him in Chicago, and in their conversation, Joshua expressed a desire to be buried at Mepkin, a request to which the abbot gladly acceded. […]

Monastic Institute Week 2

The Monastic Institute continued with Fr. Luke Dysinger giving class on “Care of the Sick and Vulnerable,” “Liturgical, Life Spiritual Practice and Contemplative Prayer,” and “Divinization in the Rule and Life of Benedict.” Father Luke’s depth of knowledge and familiarity with monastic life made a deep impression on everyone who listened to him, and he […]

First Monastic Institute Begins

First Monastic Institute Begins

Jonathan Montaldo Speaks on Thomas Merton Week One – Monastic Institute The first week of the Monastic Institute passed quickly and successfully. The participants feel they are a part of the monastic community. In addition to receiving talks in the morning from some of the monks, they are going to work each day at the […]

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Monastic Institute Begins

The next Institute will be June 27 to July 29, 2019. 2018 Monastic Institute Begins Mepkin’s first Monastic Institute began with the arrival of the sixteen participants on Thursday, June 28th. This year’s members are as follows: Lee Anderson – Durham, NC Kyle Berceau – Wilmette, IL JanStephan Cavanaugh – Columbia, PA Chris Celeste Cubinar […]

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Our Condolences to Angel Scott

All at Mepkin offer our deepest condolences to staff member Angel Scott on the sudden death of her husband Scottie. At this time of loss, we assure her of our love, prayers and support.