Carmelite Monks of Wyoming

The Carmelite Monks of Wyoming are bringing the ancient rigor of Simon Stock, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux, and Edith Stein to the west.  They are worth investigating (if you're a fellow and thinking about a religious vocation) and definitely worth contributing to.  Now I can't remember if I first thought Bishop David Ricken (once of Wyoming but now in Green Bay, WI) was excellent because he had brought the monks to Wyoming or if the monks were awesome because they were just one more great thing going on in Ricken's diocese (like Wyoming Catholic College or the Catholic Culture institutes that preceded it.)

I was first introduced to these Carmelites through their coffee.  They intended, like other monasteries, to do a manual labor that would help them live.  Chocolate, jams, and jellies somehow seemed distasteful to these hardy monks building out in wild Wyoming.  At least, that was how I heard the story.  Anyway, these men of God looked at each other and said, "You know what?  We are going to roast coffee."

And that's what they do.  Buy it here and give a little extra if you can.

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