Oh, Holy loaf! Monks' Bread evolves i...

Oh, Holy loaf! Monks' Bread evolves in new economy

There are 18 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Nov 12, 2009, titled Oh, Holy loaf! Monks' Bread evolves in new economy. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Since 1953 the Trappist Monks at the Abbey of the Genesee have been making Monks' Bread.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHEC-TV Rochester, NY.

Many Time Abbey Visitor

Fairmont, MN

#1 Nov 12, 2009
Article a bit misleading. There were more than 30 monks last week, they do accept donations to the abbey, they only bake 3 days a week, and you can visit the neautiful abbey and buy their products i their store. They also have products from other abbeys like jams and jellies.
Rochester

United States

#2 Nov 12, 2009
Wonderful bread and the cakes are awesome.
U R My Dingleberries

Rochester, NY

#3 Nov 12, 2009
"Oh, Holy loaf!"

I would have selected a slightly different title for this article.

To me, Holy Loaf has a slightly different meaning.

Which I shall not go into here.
jason

Sturgis, MI

#4 Nov 12, 2009
i love their raisin bread :)
Ashley_Q

Fairport, NY

#5 Nov 12, 2009
That is so sweet!!!
OhHolyBrownies

Fairport, NY

#6 Nov 12, 2009
Brownies. Yum. Burp!
kwl

Rochester, NY

#7 Nov 12, 2009
U R - you mean holy twinkie ?
Country

Canandaigua, NY

#9 Nov 12, 2009
I like chicken!
U R My Dingleberries

Rochester, NY

#10 Nov 12, 2009
kwl wrote:
U R - you mean holy twinkie ?
Err, uh, something along those lines, yes.
SeekingBalance

Florence, CO

#11 Nov 12, 2009
Holy dangling HAM LOAF!!

“Never a Dull Moment”

Since: Aug 09

Somewhere in NY

#12 Nov 12, 2009
U R My Dingleberries wrote:
<quoted text>
Err, uh, something along those lines, yes.
LOL, yeah I think I'm getting the picture.:-p

Monks raisin bread is great!
SeekingBalance

Florence, CO

#13 Nov 12, 2009
U R My Dingleberries wrote:
<quoted text>
Err, uh, something along those lines, yes.
Perhaps holy chocolate hot dog with corn?
Abbey Biz Manager

Rochester, NY

#14 Nov 12, 2009
Thanks "Visitor" for your comments and support of the Abbey of the Genesee! I am the General Business Manager at the Abbey, a role now needed in the complex and intensively competitive and regulated food industry. I was there when Pat McGonigle from Channel 10 did the story. Maybe I can clarify a few things.

* There are not 30 monks--just under. That was just a reference number which when rounded is accurate. One brother left just last week to become a Carthusian.

* Pat's comment on donations was the result of our explaining to him the difference between mendicant monks who rely exclusively on begging/ charity to survive and the monks who live under the Rule of St. Benedict who must live by the work of their hands. I assure you we can accept donations--always welcome--but the monks cannot live by donations. Monks' Bread (and cakes) is a necessary industry spiritually and financially.

* Yes, the bread is baked every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and sold fresh that day in our Abbey store and in every major local grocery store in western and central New York, northern PA, and even in a few stores in Vermont and Connecticut. We also have a franchise bakery since 1988 on the Gulf Coast of Florida (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota, Bradenton)with bread sold in Publix.

Thanks for visiting our store! We do sell jams, spreads, candies, and other products made by other monasteries from across the USA. Mmm good :)
Ken Adams

Endicott, NY

#15 Nov 12, 2009
Very Good Story!!!
autumngift

Rochester, NY

#16 Nov 12, 2009
The Abbey of the Genesee is one of the wonders of this area. I visit often, though not Catholic. It is the most peaceful place I can think of. And their bread is wonderful - I use it to make cheese puffs, our family's all-time favorite appetizer
josie

Spencerport, NY

#19 Nov 13, 2009
"Oh,holy loaf" ? way to insult and mock the monks WHEC...I doubt you'd mock other groups
moveonrochester

Macedon, NY

#20 Nov 13, 2009
Abbey Biz Manager wrote:
Thanks "Visitor" for your comments and support of the Abbey of the Genesee! I am the General Business Manager at the Abbey, a role now needed in the complex and intensively competitive and regulated food industry. I was there when Pat McGonigle from Channel 10 did the story. Maybe I can clarify a few things.
* There are not 30 monks--just under. That was just a reference number which when rounded is accurate. One brother left just last week to become a Carthusian.
* Pat's comment on donations was the result of our explaining to him the difference between mendicant monks who rely exclusively on begging/ charity to survive and the monks who live under the Rule of St. Benedict who must live by the work of their hands. I assure you we can accept donations--always welcome--but the monks cannot live by donations. Monks' Bread (and cakes) is a necessary industry spiritually and financially.
* Yes, the bread is baked every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and sold fresh that day in our Abbey store and in every major local grocery store in western and central New York, northern PA, and even in a few stores in Vermont and Connecticut. We also have a franchise bakery since 1988 on the Gulf Coast of Florida (Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota, Bradenton)with bread sold in Publix.
Thanks for visiting our store! We do sell jams, spreads, candies, and other products made by other monasteries from across the USA. Mmm good :)
Would you please advise me if you have tours of your facility and what hours you are open to buy your breads and jams? Thank you!
Bruno

Germany

#22 Nov 15, 2009
The wall came down here in Berlin -thanks God- and You can buy nearly every product of the world now - helas, but not Monk´s bread yet.

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