Not much Abbey News this week except for an occasion for celebration: THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MONKS’ ONLINE STORE! The Store has proven itself to be highly successful during it’s first year and is still growing. To mark the occasion and to show our gratitude there is a 15% off everything in the store for the whole month of July.
Also, a word from the Specialty Bakery Manager, Fr. Isaac:
Monks’ is a unique business. Every purchase helps to support the contemplative monks of the Abbey of the Genesee in their mission of prayer for the world and hospitality to the many guests who come seeking a place of peace and refreshment.
We hope youll share this message with all your friends, family and anyone you think might enjoy our store,
Fr. Isaac Slater
GET YOUR 15% OFF HERE.  BE SURE TO ADD CODE 15 AT CHECKOUT.
In the promise of the Eucharist Jesus explains why this food is necessary: I am the bread of life, he declares (John 6:48), Just as the Father who has life sent me and I have life because of the Father, so the man who feeds on me will have life because of me (John 6:57).
The Father is the first source of life: this life he has given to the Son, who in turn communicates it to mankind. He who feeds on Christ in the Eucharist does not have to wait until the hereafter to receive eternal life. He already possesses it on earth, and in it he possesses the guarantee of the resurrection of the body at the end of the world: He who feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up on the last day (John 6:54).
Saint Pope John Paul II
General Audience, June 8, 1983