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.
Vocation Thought for the Day
“Mary said a yes that had an impact on every other aspect of her life. Saying yes to God is like that. Am I saying yes to God?”
Mepkin Abbey Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms have long been cultivated in Asia for their medical benefits as well as excellent taste, and are a rich source of B-Vitamins. Dried mushrooms have a concentrated and powerful flavor, so you need less of them per recipe.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of our fresh and dried shiitake and oyster mushrooms in select grocery stores in the Low Country, including Whole Foods. Our dried and powdered mushrooms are available for sale in the Abbey Store.
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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