Day: March 19, 2018

Trappist monastery experimenting with ways to stay relevant

Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist community in South Carolina, founded in 1949. It currently has 13 monks, with an average age of 77. The monks are concerned about their aging population and their ability to attract new postulants. The Trappist tradition does not usually include an outreach element, unlike some other monastic traditions. However, Mepkin …

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Casting Out Demons for Lent

Lent, if followed devoutly, opens us all up to a lot of places where we probably would rather not have looked. And those places are where demons dwell, or where demons can find the food of discontent, uneasiness, regret, even despair, and move in with their demonic friends.