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Inside Mepkin Abbey, with Robert Macdonald & Adam Parker

March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Robert Macdonald and Adam Parker as they discuss Between the Marsh and the Skies: The Mepkin Abbey Story, Macdonald’s captivating, meticulously researched, and beautifully illustrated history of Mepkin Abbey. A Lowcountry treasure whose influence spans South Carolina and beyond, the Trappist monastery has been a place of work, worship, and spiritual renewal for nearly a century.

Tickets are $10 for Members, $15 for Guests.

To purchase tickets, click here or call 843.723.9912.

About the Book:
Between the Marsh and the Skies: The Mepkin Abbey Story (April 2022, Evening Post Books) is an illustrated history of Mepkin Abbey. Robert R. Macdonald has written a captivating narrative of the Trappist monastery located outside of Charleston, South Carolina, which will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2024. The work is drawn primarily from the Mepkin Abbey Archives, oral history interviews, and newspaper accounts that chronicle the Abbey’s human and spiritual journey that transformed Clare Boothe Luce and Henry R. Luce’s winter retreat into a place of prayer and work that became a significant part of South Carolina’s religious and cultural landscape. The story describes the Abbey’s challenges, struggles, and triumphs and the men and women whose dedication and labor continue to make Mepkin Abbey a place of beauty and spiritual renewal.


March 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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