Grand Old Oak at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC
From the Mepkin Abbey website:
Mepkin Abbey is a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the historic Mepkin Plantation located on the Cooper River, north of Charleston, South Carolina. Founded by the monks of Gethsemani in Kentucky, the brothers of Mepkin belong to the worldwide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance popularly known as Trappist. Following The Rule of St. Benedict, the monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.
Mepkin Abbey is located in Moncks Corner, SC. If you’ve never been and you’re in the Charleston area, it’s a place you will definitely want to put on your list to visit. The beauty is unimaginable, like stepping back in time. Their grounds are stunning! Check out their website it’s full of all kinds of great information, gorgeous photos, online store, map, hours, more information about the abbey and the monks and so much more. The gift shop there is fabulous and you will most likely leave with an armload of unique gifts. It’s a very special place. They are building a retreat center that is out of this world! Check it out if you get a chance!
Catch you back here tomorrow!