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From the St. Joseph Abbey web site:
SAINT JOSEPH WOODWORKS
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
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.