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A couple of weeks ago, we traveled to San Antonio to visit with the suppliers of the soap we sell in our store. They are three delightful women, very dedicated to their cause, but not quite the businesswomen you first might suspect.
They are a small community of three nuns who are all daughters of Mother Angelica, sent out to establish a monastery of contemplation of the Blessed Sacrament. Selling soap is how they pay their bills — and after all, cleanliness is next to godliness. And yes, you knew we couldn't let this report go by without saying that.
More on the soap a bit later.
With all the garbage and scandals and all that going on in the Church, we wanted to give faithful Catholics a shot in the arm by introducing you to these three intrepid souls in love with Our Lord. They have been in Texas for almost seven years now looking and hunting for a place to build their future monastery.
First, they needed the land, which finally came to them a short while ago from a very generous donor. They took us up to the top in a very bumpy and fun ride in a hotshot four-wheeler, which Sr. Mary Peter drives like a pro. One day, they hope to have a beautiful throne for God sitting atop this Texas mountain. But when you speak with them, you know that in the meantime, they each have a throne for God in their souls already.
Sister Marie Grace took time from her soap-packing duties to reflect on the current crisis in the Church, to share her thoughts about the current sad reality and to offer some hope that things will get cleaned up.
What God did indeed — which brings us right back around to the soap. The Texas nuns sent us a few sample bars a while back because they are avid fans of Church Militant. We opened the package and were like, "Wow, this is awesome!" So we said, "Let's sell it in our Church Militant store."
We know you can't smell it through your screen, but trust us, this is terrific. There are a bunch of different scents, some that men especially are fond of as well. It makes great gifts or just for your own personal use. And here's the scrub — I mean, the rub: By clicking on and buying the soap, you are helping the sisters and Church Militant clean up the Church.
Most importantly, it helps sustain the sisters in their daily lives as they move toward their goal of building a monastery for adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
If you want to help them, and us to a lesser degree, go to our store link and load up on some soap — there might even be a cleric or two you can think of sending some to. Just sayin' ...