This weekend we drove about an hour west by north/west to the largest monastery in South Carolina, Mempkin Abbey. This group of monks who follow the rule of St. Benedict in the Cistercian tradition (rising at 3am to pray, they work with their hands, they don’t speak unnecessarily among others). Each year they offer a tour of international creches.
It was very crowded. We would have liked to have time to reflect, draw, and think. Here are several photos.