Mepkin and… “Florence”

September 15, 2018 3:46 pm

Thanks to Dom Stanislaus, Abbot of Mepkin (South Carolina – USA), who sent us news of his abbey which is located in the path of hurricane “Florence” :

Mepkin has dodged Hurricane “Florence” and we are well.
We were prepared for the worst. We went to the Library when we arose at 3 AM on Friday. Had all the Liturgy and our meals in the big conference room throughout the day. But since there were no winds or rain, we were free to roam around during the day. All the retreatants had been canceled.
Since the wind did not look to be serious during the night, we all went to bed in our rooms last night. But to be cautious, we did not rise till 6:30 Lauds. It rained most of the night, but just steadily, no big downpour. We are back to normal now, in the sense that the Liturgy is in the Church and the meals in the refectory. There is hardly any damage whatsoever.
Thank you all for your prayers and concern during this time.
With much love,