Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, December 11, 2017

Put Some Hustle In Your Bustle

Time to put some hustle in your bustle, because Christmas is just TWO short weeks from today! That's on a Monday, folks.

If you're thinking about ordering some Mystic Monk Coffee for Christmas presents, you might just want to get you orders in as soon as you can to ensure that your items arrive before Christmas.

They still have some Jingle Bell Java, Christmas Blend, Candy Cane Hot Chocolate, and more currently available, as well as their great assortment of blends and flavors of coffee’s and tea’s.

If you can’t decide what flavor, they have the 9 Monks Sampler available. It contains 9 2 ounce samples for just $18.99 (plus tax and shipping). The available samples are: Mystic Monk Blend, Midnight Vigils Blend, Hermits Bold Blend, Cowboy Blend, Colombian Medium Roast, Decaf. Arabica, Carmel, Royal Rum Pecan, and Hazelnut.

So be sure to use my link to go to the Mystic Monk Coffee web site and get your order in before it’s too late to order for Christmas.

Your purchase of Mystic Monk Coffee helps to support the monastery of the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming, and gets me a little commission, too!

May God Bless you all, happy Advent, and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Need Stocking Stuffer Gifts?

So, the Christmas season is upon us, and I have a few ideas to help you out with your gift giving from Mystic Monk Coffee. Gifts especially for the coffee lovers among your family, friends, and co-workers.

Have stockings to stuff at work of for family? Then consider Mystic Monk Coffee’s Sampler Packs. They have their “9 Monks Sampler Pack” available in four different combinations of 2 oz. Samples of their fine coffee.

First is the Extra Dark sampler pack which has 3 each of Mystic Monk Blend, Midnight Vigils Blend, and Hermits Bold Blend.

Then there is the Flavored sampler pack which has 3 each of Carmel, Royal Rum Pecan, and Hazelnut.

Next we have the Medium Roast sampler which has 3 each of Cowboy Blend, Colombian Medium Roast, and Decaf. Arabica.

Finally, there is the Variety sampler, which gives you one each of the coffees listed in the sampler packs above.

Of course, if you have a large office, or a large number of family and friends to whom you want to give a small gift, you can always go for the 30 Pack Sampler, which gives you the following 2 oz. Samplers: 4 x Mystic Monk Blend, 4 x Midnight Vigils Blend, 4 x Hermits' Bold Blend, 3 x Cowboy Blend, 3 x Medium Colombian, 3 x Decaffeinated Arabica, 3 x Hazelnut, 3 x Royal Rum Pecan, and 3 x Carmel.

Now, if you are like me, and can't decide what someone else would like, you can always take the easy route, and give your recipients a Mystic Monk Coffee Gift Card. Then they can choose what they like from the selection of Mystic Monk Coffee, tea, drinkware, religious gifts, and more.

Gift cards are available in $15, $25, $50, $75, and $100 amounts for your convenience.

Your purchase from Mystic Monk Coffee helps to support the monastery of the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming and this blogger.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Holidays Are Sneaking Up On Us

Just a reminder to continue your support of the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming by making your purchases of Mystic Monk Coffee.

Many of their holiday favorites are now available, including Jingle Bell Java, Christmas Blend, Thanksgiving Blend, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, and more. Many varieties are also available in the single serve Monk Shots for those of you who have single serve machines from companies like Keurig ® K-Cup®, Breville ®, Mr. Coffee ®  and Cuisinart ®.

If you aren't sure what someone would like, you can always purchase a Mystic Monk Gift Card available in amounts from $15.00 - $100.00 (select the gift card value you want from the drop down menu there). Then you'll know your family, friends, and colleagues will get exactly what they like.

They also have a good assortment of drinkware that includes ceramic mugs, glass cups, travel mugs, and holiday drinkware.

Also, please visit my blog's store "Faith of the Fathers Catholic Gifts" and check out the Holidays section for cards and posters, with many featuring the art work of James Tissot.

If you'd like to just see the Holidays Section, just click the link below.

Thank you all for following and reading Faith of the Fathers blogs!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Still Have Time To Get Mystic Monk Coffee

There is still time to get Mystic Monk Coffee in time for Christmas!

For the next few days, from now until 12pm Thursday 19th (Mountain Time), they will have $5 Third Day express shipping on all orders over $50 (retail orders in the US only, excluding Alaska and Hawaii). They will also have $9 Two Day Express shipping until 12pm Friday 20th (Mountain Time).

If you place your order before 12pm Thursday, and choose the Third Day Shipping, or before 12pm Friday and choose Two Day Shipping, it will arrive by Christmas.

And don't forget to enter JINGLE20 when you place your order for $20 or more to get a 6oz. bag of Jingle Bell Java!

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Merry and Blessed Christmas To All!

"The Angel and the Shepherds" -- by James Tissot
Click the picture for the full resolution.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Single-Serve Monk-Shots From Mystic Monk Coffee

Good news from Mystic Monk Coffee for those of you who use single serve brewers. Mystic Monk Coffee now offers Monk-Shots single serve coffee cups!

The monks web site says:
  • Our Monk-Shots are compatible with all major single serve brewers including Keurig ®, Breville ®, Mr. Coffee ® and Cuisinart ®, single-serve machines. Each pod contains up to 20% more coffee than most major pod brands, making for a richer, fuller cup.  Unlike other single-serve options, our Monk-Shots are made with recyclable materials.

The Monk-Shots are available in the two best selling regular blends, Breakfast Blend and Mystic Monk Blend.

When you order one, you get 14x Single Serve Monk-Shots.

There's not much time before Christmas, so if you need your order to arrive before Christmas, now is the time to place it.

Remember, your purchase of Mystic Monk Coffee helps support the monastery of the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming and this blog!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Xmas

A Brief Explanation of the Original Meaning of Xmas

Merry Xmas to you and yours.

Yes, you read that right. Merry Xmas to you and yours.

“What is with this guy” you're wondering. “Does he realize what he is doing? Here he has a bunch of Catholic blogs and is saying 'Xmas'! Doesn't he realize what he is saying?”

Yes, I sure do!

A lot of people...most people in fact... tend to get very upset when they see the term "Xmas".

"Xmas? How dare they take Christ out of Christmas, and call it Xmas. After all, Christmas is derived from Christ's Mass, and calling it Xmas is just a blatant attempt to demean what Christmas means. They already want to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”...and now they want to make their attack complete by writing “Merry Xmas”? Well, I for one am not standing idly by while these secular humanists and their anti-Christian cohorts...."

Whoa there....slow down and take a couple of deep breaths. While you're taking your deep breaths I'll give you a little information so you can get your drawers (that means underwear to you people not from the country) out of a to speak.

The term Xmas is virtually as old as Christianity itself, and actually comes from classical Greek. The Roman letter “X” in our alphabet is similar to the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, “Christos”, which translates as "Christ". The "mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass". So, the word “Christmas” is actually derived from the Old English “Cristes mæsse”, literally meaning Mass of Christ.

“Xmas” (sometimes pronounced éksməss) is, and was a very common abbreviation of the word “Christmas”. So there is a very common misconception that the word “Xmas” is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition of Christmas by taking Christ out of Christmas. This is just not the case for the term historically speaking.

According to the “Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage” the early use of Xmas dates back to 1551. Further, it (Merriam-Webster) states that X, Xp, and Xt, all derived from the Greek name, have all been used to stand for Christ- in other words besides Xmas. "Xpen" (1485), "Xpian" (1598), and "Xtian" (1845, 1915, 1940), all meaning "Christian", "Xstened" (1685-86) "christened" and "Xtianity" (1634, 1811, 1966) "Christianity".

Also, you can find the “X” being used in the ancient Christian fish symbol, or “Icthys”, as “ΙΧΘΥΣ”, which is an acronym for “Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior”.  

The labarum, more often called the Chi-Rho, was rendered by taking the first 2 Greek letters of the name Christ (Χριστός), the "X" (Chi) the "P" (Rho), and is a symbol used in Catholic, Orthodox, and many Protestant Christian churches as a symbol for Christ. 

In a good deal of ancient Christian art, “x” and “xp” are used as abbreviations for Christ's name, as well as in many icons and ancient manuscripts of the New Testament.

The use of the term “Xmas” in place of Christmas was also used in letters from Lord Byron (1811), Lewis Carroll (1864) and Oliver Wendell Holmes (1923), in which Merriam-Webster's opines was indicative of “well-educated Englishmen who knew their Greek”.

So, I hope this helps.

I am not going to try to tell you that “Xmas” is not used by those who are trying to offend, as I am sure in some cases that it is intended so. Just remember the next time you see “Xmas”, they are still saying Christmas...and still honoring the name of Christ, even though they may not realize it.

Now, you do know it.

So, Merry Xmas to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Gift Store

As some of you may know...or may not for that matter. I have an online gift store associated with these blogs called "Faith of the Fathers Catholic Gifts" at

Mostly the gifts are mugs, mouse-pads, and a few other items thrown in that have images of Our Lord, Our Lady, or the saints with an appropriate quotation.

I also have 3 or so Christmas card designs available.

The majority of the items are designed with some of the works of the masters.

Below is a mug I "created" for sale at "Faith of the Fathers Catholic Gifts" on One side has the following quote from scripture:"I can do all things through Him who stregtheneth me" Philippians 4:13 The photo shows it in the 15 oz. white mug, but other colors and sizes are available, and you can make your choice by clicking here.

You can also go the store and see all of the other items offered by clicking here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thinking of Christmas Gifts?

Well then, how about Christmas gifts that people will love... and at the same time help support the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming and their monastery located right here in the U.S.A.!

Everyone who loves flavored coffee will especially love the Jingle Bell Java, which the monks describe as:

"Jingle Bell Java is arguably our best flavor, with hints of white chocolate, festive spices and bourbon, which you are sure to enjoy!"

New for this year, in a festive gold bag is their Christmas Blend 2012, which the monks say is:

"Our Christmas Blend 2012 builds upon the success of previous years with this new blend - only available for the 2012 Christmas season!

A selection of beans from all over the world, masterfully roasted and blended, with the end result being a coffee that is complex, fruity, and very smooth.

This special coffee will only be available this Christmas season - don't miss out!"

They also have a great assortment of Gift Packs available including chocolates (like chocolate covered coffee beans), teas, mugs, and more as well as their great coffees.

Don't wait too long for the Jingle Bell Java and the Christmas Blend, they are time limited offers, and will be gone before you know it!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Don't Forget People During The Holidays

We all get busy during the Holidays.

We shop, prepare meals, send cards, ship presents, write letters, and in general do all of the things that keeps us busy this time of year.

Let's not get so busy though, that we forget about our friends, family, and neighbors who have no one... or no place... to spend the holidays. Many people, whether they may be single, widowed, elderly, or young, employed or unemployed, end up spending each and every holiday... all alone.

This time of year, I always think of one little lady who was a customer at a store where I worked over 20 years ago. She was well up in years...a widow... and she and her late husband had not had any children.

We were open on Christmas Day, and she came in to make a purchase. When I said "Merry Christmas" to her, she literally burst into tears. She told me how she always dreaded this time of year, since she had no family, and she spent each holiday alone. She said that Christmas was the hardest for her.

I never saw her after the following spring of that year, so I don't know what became of her.

Her situation always comes to my mind at this time of year though, especially since I am a never married single man, and have seen several holidays "alone", myself.

The bottom line is, I am not writing this about me. I am writing this to encourage those of you who can, to make just a little extra effort to keep people in mind, who literally have no one else.

Your little act of kindness and thoughtfulness could mean the difference between a Merry Christmas or just another day.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 9

Today is day 9, the last day of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to pray for all intentions by clicking here.

A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 8

Today is day 8 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to pray for all intentions by clicking here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 7

Today is day 7 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to pray for all intentions by clicking here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 6

Today is day 6 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to post your intentions by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 5

Today is day 5 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to post your intentions by clicking here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 4

Today is day 4 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to post your intentions by clicking here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day 3

Today is day 3 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to post your intentions by clicking here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Novena-- Day Two

Today is day 2 of The Christmas Novena.

Don't forget to post your intentions by clicking here.


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