I know that most of you are getting Mystic Monk Coffee for people as gifts, and thereby you help the Carmelite men build their new monastery in Wyoming, but there is a wonderful community of nuns to help too!
Right now, in addition to their soaps and all the other good things they make, they also have a CD of music for the Immaculate Conception, which feast is drawing close. Alas, I don’t have it or I would share a taste.
Here’s the deal. The sisters are closing down their online store on 17 December, the second and “heavy” part of Advent, “so that we can more deeply prepare our hearts and home for the coming of Christ!”, as they explain.
So… order now!
And tell them that Fr. Z wants them to bring back their smoky-smelling Savonarola line!
The Domincans also have a video in which they show something of their life and talk about the new wing they need to build. HERE
UPDATE 4 Dec:
Apparently quite a few of you visited the sisters’ website. Sister wrote this note to me:
WOW! Thank you! The title of your blog should be “Father SAYS!”! Many people have put in soap orders but a few people have donated to the building campaign. In God’s time we’ll get to have enough to start. It is sooo expensive to build in this part of NJ. Anywhere else and could easily build a whole monastery for that amount.
We really need the extra space. It’s mostly for a guest house. This year we counted over 90 guests in our 2 single guest rooms: women coming for a vocation retreat, friars, family and friends who visit, religious who stay here (like Nashville, etc.) while doing their apostolate and priests asking to make a retreat. One of our main objectives is to be able to provide a place of the local diocesan priests for a monthly retreat, few days, etc.
At this point we’re not set up for any of this. Unfortunately what did not get into the video are images of the current basement guest room. I don’t know how that happened because the stairways going down are very steep, dark and dreary!
If St. Nicholas thinks you were good this year you might find some Savonarola in your shoes! [I hope he has my address! BTW… how many of you got the pun? The name of the soap? Review, above, and ponder.]
Oremus pro invicem!
Sr. Mary Catharine
What a wonderful community.