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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…(Read More)

Recently, the Crusty Old Dean published a blog post on ageism in the church.  He was responding to the age demographics of the nominees put forward by the Joint Nominating Committee.  COD noted that “60% of the nominees were over the age of 60, and 81% were over the age of 50.”  His theory is…(Read More)

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