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Monks Use Internet to Sell Bread

Imagine this, you're a monk whose community is "wholly ordered to contemplation," you don't listen to the radio, you don't watch television, and yet you sell bread in your high-tech internet store! I'm not 100% sure how this works out with the monks' way of life, but in a few weeks, their bread will be available online. For more than the last 50 years, the monks at the Abbey of Genesee (in upstate New York) have been baking thousands of loaves each week and selling them to the local supermarkets. Has anyone tried their bread? I hear it's popular in the region and is wonderfully tasty. I guess I'll have to order a loaf when the store opens up.

Source: CBS 4

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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i didnt knw that jen! we dont really have that system here, i suppose cos majority of the people are still deeply religious and willing to come up w funds n stuff? i dunno! lol but its a good idea actually. internet marketing is the shizz!
christinafry christinafry 10 years
I bet it's delicious! I hope chlyn is wrong, and that not ALL monks' bread is comparable with an everyday brand... how disappointing!!!
chlyn chlyn 10 years
Yes, I live near there, and my supermarket carries their bread. Their cinnamon raisin bread is a staple at our house. Although I love their bread, and don't want to diss the monks, you might be disappointed if you are expecting homemade, earthy bread. It's good bread, yes, but similar to Pepperidge Farm, which you can get in your own supermarket.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
They usually have an employee that helps facilitate the sales. I've been to the Brigittine Monastery in Oregon where they make and sell :drool: worthy fudge - available online. And there are actually a LOT of monasteries and convents that sell products to the public or online to support their organizations. Not a lot of deep-pocketed benefactors looking to hold up religious orders these days.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:rotfl: this is just so...ODD! hahaha
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