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Do monks live in Moncks Corner SC?

Moncks Corner, S.C. (WCIV) — Tucked away in Moncks Corner sits Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist Monastery where 14 monks live and work on the land. The 3,000 sprawling acres are hugged by the Cooper River and manned by men of faith, like Brother John Corrigan. A pinnacle of the monk’s faith is their love for their land.

Can you visit Mepkin Abbey?

Visitors are welcome! Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. Reservations required for groups of 10+.

Who owns Mepkin Abbey?

Order of Cistercians
204). Current status – Mepkin Abbey – owned and operated by the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists monks). Grounds are open to the public.

What is mepkin?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Coordinates: 33°7′N 79°57′W Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist monastery in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The abbey is located near Moncks Corner, at the junction of the two forks of the Cooper River northwest of Charleston, and is located in the Diocese of Charleston.

What do monks do all day?

It’s as if outsiders just presume monks are dull. What do monks do all day? They do the things that make them communal — Mass, prayer, reflection, service. They also do the things that make them unique — exercise, collecting, composing, cooking.

How many acres is Mepkin Abbey?

3,200 acres
The Mepkin Abbey Botanical Garden (3,200 acres) is a natural area and botanical garden located on the grounds of Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery located at 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The garden is open to the public daily except Mondays.

Are all abbeys Catholic?

The word “abbey” actually refers to a Catholic monastery or convent – usually operated under the spiritual authority of an Abbot. When divorce-hungry King Henry VIII denounced the Catholic Church in the 1500s, he also ordered the dissolution of all monasteries in England, Wales and Ireland.

Do Catholic monks get paid?

Because of the whole vow of poverty thing, though, the nuns and monks don’t actually get to keep whatever they earn. Their salaries go straight to their religious order. In return, the order often gives each nun or monk a small living stipend. If you kept reading, well, you failed our nun/monk test.