Just north of Daniel Island, tucked away in a wooded expanse along the Cooper River, lies a sacred and historic place known as Mepkin Abbey, a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949 on the site of the former Mepkin Plantation. The brothers of Mepkin belong to the worldwide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, popularly known as Trappist, and devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality. On Thursday, June 1, at 11:30 am, members of the Daniel Island Historical Society are invited to tour the abbey and grounds to learn more about the land stewards, the lives of the monks, the architecture of the Abbey’s Monastic Design Church and more. Led by DIHS member Rich Dorval, the 90-minute tour will offer much to see and discuss, including visits to grave sites on the property of historic figures such as Henry Laurens and Clare Luce Booth. Guests are asked to make a $5 donation at the Abbey for the tour. To register, email Beth Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There has been a bit of confusion about the time for this event. It is 1130 am to 1 pm! Please reach out to Beth Bush at email@example.com to register and with any questions.
Behind the Scenes Tour of St. Clare of Assisi Church
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the historic St. Clare of Assisi Church on Daniel Island. The in-person event will take place on Mon Jun 05, 2023 at 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
Founding Pastor Gregory West will walk us through the facility, sharing the legacy of the church’s magnificent stained-glass windows and other elements of historic significance. He’ll also explain the church’s ties to The Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi, Italy. Fr. West will also share further development plans for the church property.
Fun fact: St Clare of Assisi is considered the patron saint of television and computer screens. Really!
The church main entrance is located at 990 Etiwan Park Street (across from Bishop England HS. Fr West says attendees are welcome to take photographs. Recording sound would not be beneficial to anyone because of the lively acoustics. Attire should be respectful for a house of worship.
Hope to see you there!
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