New Mellary Abbey is a Trappist monastery in Iowa where some thirty monks follow the Rule of St. Benedict.
They support themselves by making traditional caskets with wood from their own forest and selling both caskets and urns directly to the public at wholesale prices. Trappist caskets can be shipped for next day or two day delivery.
All funeral homes and cemeteries in the U.S. are obligated by law to accept any funeral merchandise you wish to provide.
They keep alive the centuries old tradition of "Keeping Vigil" by surrounding a deceased brother 's body with constant prayer until the funeral.Posted by Jill Fallon at July 19, 2005 12:19 PM | Permalink