Mepkin

Location

Official Name Mepkin Abbey

62

Country USA

City Moncks Corner

Address 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd

Postcode 29461-4796

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (843) 761-8509

Community Email mepkincommunity@gmail.com

Website www.mepkinabbey.org

Superior Dom Stanislaus Gumula, Abbot 2006-2018

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Carolopolitana (Charleston)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1949

Origins

Founded by Gethsemani 1949; raised to the rank of abbey 1955.

History

Founded on a property donated by Clare Boothe Luce, American Ambassador to Rome. The property is located about 40 km from Charleston, in the Cooper river valley. The soil is fertile and suitable for many crops. Much of the land is forested. The climate is ideal for 10 months of the year, the other two months being humid.
1948: 29 pioneers arrive from Gethsemani to take possession of the property on 22 November.Gethsemani

Father Immediate

Gethsemani

Daughter Houses

Esmeraldas

Past Superiors

Anthony CHASSAGNE  —  Superior  —  21/11/1949 – 21/10/1955

Anthony CHASSAGNE  —  Abbot  —  31/10/1955 – 14/06/1974

Aidan CARR  —  Sup. ad nutum —  14/06/1974 – 24/03/1977

Aidan CARR  —  Abbot  —  24/03/1977 – 06/01/1990

Francis KLINE  —  Abbot  —  21/01/1990 – 27/08/2006

Guest Facilities

For retreatants (1 week) and special guests (several weeks): 8 rooms. Guests (male and female) pray and take their meals with the community. Monastic guests (men only) spend one month in community, and follow the entire monastic horarium.

Transportation

Station : North Charleston Greyhound. Greyhound Bus : Moncks Corner. Airport : Charleston.

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