You may not have noticed, but I have been pushing Mystic Monk Coffee, sold by a new group of Carmelite monks in northern Wyoming. I have done this to help with their cash flow before they begin to build their new monastery.
The monks faced the problem of having their buildings plans approved, in the face of resistance.
There is news that the plans were approved!
There is a story by Deacon Keith Fournier about the developments. Here are a few excepts:
Mount Carmel Monastery Approved! Good News for the Monks and for the Church
So, now the good news; on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., at an open public hearing before the Park County Board of Commissioners, the monks were given unanimous approval to proceed with the building of Mt. Carmel for America. The commissioners wanted to know whether the land will continue to be used for ranching. The monks were happy to report that it will. They intend to keep the property as a ranch as well as work the land for farming. Father Daniel Mary explained to me that with the growing resurgence of vocations to the lay brotherhood (not all monks are clerics) the Lord had already brought ranchers to the community who would help with 1,000 head of cattle that will graze on Mt. Carmel.
Here is a link to a story in a local paper.
I am very pleased at this flowering of monasticism in an area where I spent time when I was young. This is very good news for everyone. And so …
When you’ve had a hard day of getting your monastery’s building project approved and helping monasticism be reborn in the 21st century, put your feet up and enjoy a mug of their …
… Mystic Monk Coffee!
That’s right! With Mystic Monk, you’ll be able enjoy a great cup of coffee, support the monks and also help Fr. !
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