Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mystic Monk Monastery Approved!
Monks in the mountains of the New Mount Carmel.
By Deacon Keith Fournier"The last time we spoke, Father shared the monk's hopes to build a new monastery to house their growing young community. The artist's rendering of the 144,000 square foot French Gothic style monastery alone can send one to their knees to worship, it is so beautiful. The property will also house one of the enterprises which help the monks to be self sustaining, Mystic Monk Coffee which has grown so rapidly in popularity it has outgrown its current cramped quarters where the monks roast it, grind it and package it..

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.

None of this is new to this monk; Father Daniel Mary grew up on a ranch roughly six or seven miles from the property. His father is a rancher whose reputation is well known in those parts of Wyoming..."


Heather said...

That is wonderful news! We were just in Cody, WY not too long ago and were amazed at the natural beauty out there.

Judy said...

Congratulations! God bless your unique ministry!

And we love your coffee (first heard about it on EWTN)!

Anonymous said...

I would like to found a monastery in an inner city place with a soup kitchen for the poor. I would like the sisters to be called Sisters of Joy, for when ever you see me with people I am full of this mysterious thing we call joy. And how I love the poor and suffering! How I long to embrace them and supply their needs. Since I am a member of Cambridge Who's Who and Biltmore Who's Who I have contacts who would help find employment and homes for the poor. I have written a rule for hermits and you can find it on my website as listed below. If anyone is interested, let them get back to me.