Christmas 2021 Reflection

Christmas 2021 Reflection

On the threshold of Christmas, the faith of the Advent figures speaks to us of what happens when we cooperate with God. Answering our call, our vocation, is daring to believe as did John the Baptist, Elizabeth and Zechariah, Joseph … Continue Reading

From Thomas Merton:

From Thomas Merton:
Lord, it is nearly midnight, and I am waiting for You in the darkness and the great silence. I am sorry for all my sins. Do not let me ask any more than to sit in the darkness and light … Continue Reading

Moving forward under God’s guidance

Moving forward under God’s guidance
There has been an effort at the monastery to ask what is the newness to which God is drawing us as we live our monastic call? For when we live in Christ we are being drawn by the resurrection into … Continue Reading

Who Are the Monks and Nuns of Tomorrow?

Who Are the Monks and Nuns of Tomorrow?

by Fr. Kevin Walsh, Vocations Director, Mepkin Abbey

This question is asked in every age.  And the answer is the same.  Those who accept God’s invitation to live selflessly in ceaseless prayer, offering praise to God and interceding before God … Continue Reading

Thoughts from the Vocation Director

Thoughts from the Vocation DirectorAwareness of God comes as we allow ourselves to be surprised by the interdependence of everything around us, including us in that larger portrait, and follow that back asking from where did this all come. How does this exist? This … Continue Reading

Vocation discernment by Fr. Kevin Walsh, Mepkin’s Vocation Director

Vocation discernment by Fr. Kevin Walsh, Mepkin’s Vocation Director

The attentive ear, receptive heart and open mind of a believer are essential to discover that God is calling someone to a particular path or vocation.  God calls each of us by name in baptism.  Each of us has a … Continue Reading

Recognizing a Vocations Call

Recognizing a Vocations Call

Recognizing a Call

A close friend once told me that her vocation to vowed religious life was like an itch that wouldn’t go away until she scratched it. Interestingly, I would never describe my call in that way. And I … Continue Reading

When we think about God’s call in our lives

When we think about God’s call in our livesAs Mepkin has been featured in an article in the New York Times recently and even more recently been contacted by a film company interested in doing a brief video on our life, a number of thoughts have been stirred … Continue Reading