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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 is trying a new affiliate program, allowing people of any faith to join the monastery for a month or a year. They are even advertising […]

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