Way back in the year 2015 during the nuns' "silent" Pentecost retreat we tried out our new coffee machine at breakfast.
Anyone who has spent some time in a convent or monastery will understand how important coffee is to most religious men and women in convents and monasteries. Aside from the Tabernacle in chapel it may be the most valued spot in the house (See the end of this post for some favorable news for coffee drinkers)!
Another thing to "note" about this new coffee pot thriller is just that: the NOTES that endlessly appear in a silent monastery of nuns who need to know -just- -exactly- -how- -to use this new appliance--without breaking it. As you can see below, plenty of instructions on how to use it was provided for the nuns' study and reflection ...
If you haven't heard it before, sometimes in the cloister we can get pretty excited about anything new or different that comes our way. Below is another one of our very homemade, unprofessional little videos that we had made before this blog was created, so we thought we'd pull it out for a little fun during these cold winter months. It might be a little slow compared to the fast-paced action-packed thrillers you can watch on YouTube and elsewhere, but with it we offer you some of the simplicity of our life here in Carmel.
We hope you enjoy it (who wouldn't enjoy the adorable smile and laugh of Sr. Mary Alice?)
Amen. God bless us, everyone!
Here’s the news I mentioned earlier. Just so you know, I rarely click on the Google icon on their homepage, but I had to see who was this Ferdinand guy with the coffee cup and fun hair (since I had just drank a stiff cup myself):