Moncks, SC – Augie Nicoletti (Christian Brothers Center at Manhattan College) is ending his sabbatical year by spending a month in a Trappist monastery where they cultivate mushrooms. Click here to see some photos of his time at Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina.

For more information on the monastery, go to their website – – and you’ll find another photo of Augie and two other men in the program.

One of the highlights of Augie’s sabbatical year was the ten weeks he spent in the Redemptorist Renewal Center in the desert of Arizona.