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Tag Archives: Mystic Monk Coffee
May I make a suggestion? First, order some Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea. The Wyoming Carmelites are building their amazing monastery. NB: If you are using a bookmarked link from my blog to order your Mystic Monk Coffee – which, … Read More
I have for some years had an affiliate link for Mystic Monk Coffee. You buy their coffee (and your TEA) through my link and you get good coffee and you help the Wyoming Carmelites build their spectacular monastery. And, too … Read More
From a reader…I learned that people were not able to post comments from their mobile phones because they got blocked at the PREVIEW part. I shut off the preview. However, friends, please proof read. Posting successive comments saying “I meant … Read More
Everyone, make plans to party. Today is the anniversary of the elevation of His Holiness Pope Clement XIV to the See of Peter in 1769. His family name is Ganganelli. One good way to celebrate the glorious event of his election … Read More
It’s mid-afternoon coffee time. How is your supply? You know what to do.
UPDATE: Don’t send any snail mail to the address I posted for Christmas Cards, etc. It is defunct. UPDATE 5 January 2016: The Christmas Cards for 2015 are still trickling in. Here is the latest update. Port Washington, OH Guilford, … Read More
In these USA, Thanksgiving Day is coming up fast. After that, Advent will be upon us. You may have need for both hostess gifts when you are invited to people’s homes for Thanksgiving. You may have need for small gifts for … Read More
I had a note from a priest reader today about the progress the Wyoming Carmelites are making with the building of their new monastery. HERE I thought you might appreciate a little note about the Carmelite Monastery in the works in WY … Read More
Good news from the Wyoming Carmelites for you TEA drinkers! The Mystic Monk coffee Carmelites have available for pre-order their new line of TEAS. Click HERE I had this note from the Carmelites: Because of the new individual teabag packaging, … Read More
So, Starbucks has a concert supposedly to honor veterans. They invite people to perform whom they knew would do an anti-war song from era when vets were scorned and they invited a rapper whose lack of class is demonstrated through … Read More
Okay… I just had to post this. I saw at Mystic Monk that there is now a flavored coffee (if you are into that sort of thing) called… and I am not making this up… Snickering Monk Candy Bar. Click … Read More
… actually, it’s for the Carmelites in Wyoming, and both you, dear reader, and me. As I quaff a wonderfully refreshing Iced Coffee, made with Mystic Monk Coffee, I am enjoying a cute photo one of you readers sent along: … Read More
A brilliant priest of my acquaintance has sent a photo after having filled the rectory coffee nook with Mystic Monk Coffee K-Cups. They also have very good taste in coffee mugs there. I especially like the spiffy Star Trek effect from off … Read More
From FNC: 19 states join legal fight against New Jersey’s concealed weapons law CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s … Read More
Do you give little gifts for St. Nicholas Day (other than the lumps of coal to distribute)? Do you have office parties or some gatherings wherein you are to give small gifts? The Carmelites in Wyoming have just the thing … Read More
A shot of one of my Say The Black Do The Red mugs “in the wild”. Nice photo! These mugs can do double-duty, of course. I have a Latin version of the same near to hand and it holds pens and … Read More
When the Wyoming Carmelites added K-Cups to their coffee offerings, they sold out fairly quickly. Their K-Cups are called “Monk Shots” and they are back! Click HERE! Available are Variety Pack Midnight Vigils Blend Breakfast Blend Mystic Monk Blend Cinnamon … Read More
SOLAR FLARE ALERT! But don’t worry, because “Firedrake Keeps You Safe”! (Short Wave and Ham Radio Fun)
A convergence of events drives me yet again to post, on this bloggily-productive day. First, a TEOTWAWKI Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection and resulting grid killing EMP may be coming…. From SpaceWeather: ACTIVE SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspots of … Read More
It’s mid-afternoon coffee time. How is your supply? You know what to do.
URGENT UPDATE! I just had a note from “Brother Java” of the Wyoming Carmelites. On your behalf I wrote to suggest decaf in K-Cups as well. Here is the response: Dear Father, Thanks for the suggestion! We’re going to add … Read More