Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monks win Appeals Court...casket manufacturing

Click here to check out a post from A Simple, Village Undertaker concerning the Monks winning their case in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

From the St. Joseph Abbey web site:

For more than 100 years, the abbey has maintained and cultivated an abiding spiritual presence in southern Louisiana that is manifested in our daily rhythms of prayer and witness through a life of simplicity. One physical symbol of the simple Benedictine life of prayer has been the pine caskets in which we monks are buried.
Over the years, the abbey has been asked to produce these caskets for individuals and has done so only on a very small scale and to select friends. Today, in an effort to support the needs of the abbey and to help maintain its communal life and apostolates, we are beginning to make available to the general public a line of cypress caskets under the name Saint Joseph Woodworks. We also hope that this enterprise will serve as a witness, to educate the greater community to the true meaning of death as taught by our Catholic faith.

Click here for Fox News "Benedictine Monks Sue Louisiana"
Click here for the Abbey's web site which is very nicely done and very interactive.

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