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« on: April 04, 2012, 03:55:27 PM »

I think this is really cool in the spirit of Easter  (Yes, Fox News, cool story!)

Soap-making nuns of New Jersey monastery combine the practical with the prophetic -- and a mystery

By Lauren Green

Published April 01, 2012 |

On any given morning, noon and evening, the dulcet tones of the Dominican Sisters waft through the corridors of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J., as the nuns attend their daily devotions in chapel. It's an example of their devout higher calling.

For a few morning hours during the week, the hum of the sisters' soap-making operation shows a commitment to an earthly vocation.

"It's become a business for us," says Sister Mary Catharine Perry. "Of course it doesn't totally support us, but it does help toward supporting us in our life, and it's also compatible with our contemplative life."

What began as gifts of soap for church volunteers became so popular the product line expanded. Now the sisters offer lip balm, hand lotion, room sprays and more. They're all available online and at the monastery's modest gift shop, Cloister Shoppe.

The business helps cover health insurance, utilities and other basic necessities.

But behind the monastery's cloistered walls is not only the sisters' soap-making business, but a mysterious object that's part of their greater mission. An object that one researcher called the common denominator between science and religion.

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Re: Duplicate Shroud shares DNA Mystery
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 07:34:29 AM »

Thanks for sharing Shor, what a beautiful story indeed  :)
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