This past summer I attended a Monastic Worship Forum at Immaculate Conception Monastery, a community of Benedictine sisters in Ferdinand, Indiana. I enjoyed hobnobbing with my fellow music ministers, and took a little time to explore a few antique malls along the way. But from a culinary standpoint, the best part of the week was a tour of their baking operation, Simply Divine Bakery. The sisters support themselves in part by baking and selling traditional cookies: springerle, shortbread, gingersnaps, buttermints, lemon cookies, and a recipe from St. Hildegarde of Bingen, a Benedictine abbess of the 12th century. You can see their product line HERE, and order them HERE. When you're thinking about holiday gift giving, keep Simply Divine Bakery in mind! I took some photos of the ones I liked best when I got home with my goodies.
Fr. Dominic Garramone AKA