Someone emailed me asking for the link to the candy-making Trappistine nuns (affectionately nicknamed “Our Lady of the Incredible Candy”) – but when I try to reply the email doesn’t work. The link is here if you are still interested.
May I suggest, if you have an office full of people to buy gifts for this Christmas, or teachers, school bus drivers, beauticians, etc…these candies are simply scrumptious and your purchase helps keep these ladies in their praying habits.
UPDATE: Reader KIA has a great gift idea that some of you might like – for Christmas (or whatever) why not put together a basket of “goodies” that come from religious communities or (in one case) a home-schooling mother of 9?
Some sources: – those marked with an asterisk I’ve actually purchased, myself.
Bourbon Fudge* (No one uses bourbon as splendidly as a Trappist monk.)
Mystic Monk Coffee (Carmelite Monks. Been meaning to try it, myself.)
Trappist Preserves* (Best I’ve ever had.)
Monastic Cheese* (Mmmmm, good.)
Rosary Bracelets* (Beautifully made, light and comfortable)
Fruitcake (I still say fruitcake is an abomination before God, but this is supposed to be the best.)
Handmade Rosaries* (Carmelite Sisters – they repair your old ones, too.)
Incense and Vestments (Benedictine Nuns)
Soaps and Candles* (Benedictine Nuns, lovely stuff)
Wine by Trappist Monks (Abbey of New Clairvaux, California – Some wine with that retreat?)
Beer (Trappists in Belgium who purportedly make what is arguably the world’s best and you probably can’t get it.)