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Father Joseph Tedesco | Food for the Spirit

August 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


August 23 | Father Joseph Tedesco: Food for the Spirit
2:00 – 3:30 pm | $10, reservation required

This lecture is currently full. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 to be added to our waiting list. 

For the monks at Mepkin Abbey, the simple meals they share are essential, meaningful parts of their days.

“Sharing a meal is a prayerful, fraternal experience,” says Father Joe Tedesco, a brother in the Trappist order located on the banks of the Cooper River just north of Charleston—and the chef in this order’s kitchen . “There is a deep spirituality to sharing a meal at the monks’ table,” according to Fr. Joe.

“We live a pretty simple life and eat a pretty simple, plant-based vegetarian diet,” says Father Joe, who was a Catholic priest before joining the brotherhood. “It started out as a discipline, but now we learn it is very healthy as well.”

The two dozen monks at Mepkin Abbey do tend to live well into their 80s and 90s; one brother reached 100. Fr. Joe will share his philosophy, his process and his recipes with us.

Reservations are required. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 for all reservations.


August 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.