"We want to be part of shaping what the future will look like."

The New York Times takes a close (and unflinching) look at the challenges and opportunities being faced by our brothers at Mepkin Abbey, as well as those facing our order worldwide.

“While many monks at Mepkin are concerned about the monastery’s future, they also see this moment as an opportunity to pioneer a new form of monasticism. In recent months, the abbey, in response to its aging population and its lack of young novices, formed a committee for its future development and drew up a set of programs aimed at attracting a younger and more spiritually diverse group of people.”

Read the rest at the New York Times online.