Mepkin Abbey, Monck’s Corner, South Carolina, has re-elcted Abbot Stan Gumula for a second, six-year term on Saturday, 3 November, 2012. Congratulations to Abbot Stan and the Mepkin Community on their choice and may all our readers join us in supporting them with our prayers.
Mepkin Abbey was founded by Gethsemani on the property of the former Luce estate, willed to the monks by Clare Booth-Luce. Visitors to the abbey will remember the entrance lined by live oaks draped in Spanish moss; this visitor will never forget the alligators crawling out of the river to sun themselves in the old estate garden. And, yes, the correct spelling is Monck’s Corner, which gave the spell-check indigestion.