Charleston Photo: Mepkin Abbey…

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!

4 thoughts on “Charleston Photo: Mepkin Abbey…

  1. cindy

    HI THERE. I LIVE NEAR MEPKIN ABBEY, ABOUT TEN MILES..I GO THERE ALONE SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES I TAKE MY LITTLE DOG AND SOMETIMES , MY HUSBAND AND I GO..I NEVER GET TIRED OF IT..I FEEL SO CLOSE TO GOD THERE..THE TREES MAKE ME WANNA CRY WITH JOY. THE RIVER IS BEAUTIFUL..THE TRAPPIST ARE KIND AND CARING..I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE THIS AS MY “PEACE” PLACE WHEN I NEED TO GO THERE..AND THE BIBLICAL CARVINGS OF THE HUGE OAKS THAT FELL TO THE GROUND AND THE STATUES ALSO ARE BREATHTAKING…CINDY

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    1. Cindy, Mepkin Abbey is like stepping back in time, isn’t it? The beauty is breathtaking! What a special place you have to go when you need peace. Can’t think of a better place!! Thanks so much for your comment!

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