Updated: Sep 23
Video from Vision Video
"Trappist monks trace their history through 1,700 years of Western civilization. In this documentary, the reality of monastic life, as lived at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, combines with fascinating images of the past to explore how the humility, contemplation, and simple life of monks fit into the modern world. Featuring interviews with best-selling authors: Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul), Kathleen Norris (The Cloister Walk) and Herbert Benson, MD (The Wellness Book). Director: Robert G. Maier Starring: Thomas Moore, Kathleen Norris, Herbert Bronson MD" from video introduction.
"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. Living by the work of their hands, the monks provide a livelihood for themselves and the poor." from the website: Mepkin Abbey
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