1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register and with any questions.