Café San Ignacio Now Available!

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America and His Grace Bishop Maximus of Pelagonia, the Hermitage of San Ignacio in Santa Cruz Naranjo, Guatemala (which is the residence of Bishop Maximus) announces the official opening of its online store for buying coffee produced at the Monastery. The coffee is grown by the monks working together with local farmers. It is cultivated at a high altitude (5,000 ft.) and in volcanic soil, which guarantees an excellent brew. After being cleaned and dried in Guatemala, the beans are sent by ship to the United States, where they are roasted and packed by a dedicated team of volunteers from our Holy Metropolis. Ordering online is easy: just select the package you want, pay using one of the multiple options provided, and your order will be shipped immediately to your house or parish. All proceeds go to supporting the Monastery and missionary work in Latin America and Africa, so please help spread the Word of God by purchasing high quality and reasonably priced San Ignacio Coffee!

We also encourage parishes to use San Ignacio Coffee for their coffee hours and luncheons. Special prices are available for bulk orders to parishes. 

The online store may be found here: http://Sanignaciocoffee.com. May God bless all of you for your support, and may Saint Ignatius the God-bearer intercede on our behalf!

 

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