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Published:March 9th, 2008 09:33 EST
Pope's Cologne precedes his U.S. Visit

Pope's Cologne precedes his U.S. Visit

By SOP newswire

Media Advisory-- To honor Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the United States, Monastery Greetings is now offering The Pope's Cologne. Monastery Greetings is a "one-stop-shop" service that brings together hundreds of monastic products, including gifts, music, books, soap and body care items, and, of course, delicious foods -- from abbeys, convents, monasteries and hermitages throughout the United States and the world over. Monastery Greetings helps them support themselves.

Monasteries are famous for their Old World recipes made with whole ingredients. Examples include creamy fudge from Brigittine monks, melt-in-your- mouth pralines from Benedictine nuns in Texas, whiskey cakes from Trappist monks, chocolate and candy from Trappistine nuns in Massachusetts, and Nun Better Cookies from the Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Cleveland, Ohio. Monastery Greetings also handles mail order of Trappist Preserves (28 different jams, jellies and preserves made by Trappist monks in Spencer, Massachusetts) and has the largest selection of Trappist Fruitcake anywhere.

The Pope's Cologne is made in the United States from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). The recipe was faithfully followed by Dr. Fred Hass (who happens to be US Poet Laureate Robert Hass' brother) and, therefore, the longevity is also authentically that of a perfume from that period.

Recently, The Pope's Cologne received a scholarly and glowing review from noted perfume critic, Marie- Helene Wagner, in a recent publication of "The Scented Salamander". An excerpt from her review follows: "Judging from the cologne itself, it shows a man of refined taste who obviously valued subtlety, elegance, and even the rare. The scent has an ancient charm about it, especially when the floral notes start being felt, that is quite remarkable."

The Pope's Cologne comes in a two-ounce flacon with a gift box that tells the story of the cologne. The cost is $29.95, plus shipping. Order online or by phone. To request a free Monastery Greetings catalog or place an order, call toll-free (800) 472-0425 or visit

Monastery Greetings, 540 East 105th Street Suite 115, Cleveland, OH 44108 E-mail:
Toll Free: (800) 472-0425 Fax: (216) 249-3387

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