If you are at Mepkin these days, you will notice three men wearing blue shirts. The blue shirts signify that the wearer is an Observer, someone who has come to look at monastic life to see if that is where God is calling him. Jesus Acosta, age 52, is from Miami. Jophan Porter, 47, is a native of Guyana but resided in Tampa, Florida before arriving at Mepkin. Paul DeWeese is a 64-year-old native of Michigan; he took part in last year’s monastic institute. We wish all three men well as they discern their vocation and pray God’s blessing on them.
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
“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.