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Peanut Brother: An Accidental Ministry

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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A podcast about peanut butter? Yes, that's the topic of this week's episode of our "Echoes from the Bell Tower" podcast. This episode launches Season 4 of our podcast that features stories of wit and wisdom from the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

About a year ago, a few peanut butter-loving monks began thinking about a healthier alternative to the store-bought variety found in the monastery dining room. That eventually led to a new monk-made product: Peanut Brother.

In this episode, you'll hear about the story of Peanut Brother and how it's become a community project, with monks coming together to make, jar and label the fresh-made spread.

Interested in trying it for yourself? You can buy a one-pound jar of Peanut Brother for $6.99 at the Archabbey Gift Shop or the Scholar Shop. It's also available online at

Below, you can see photos of the monks at work in the dining room filling jars with a fresh batch of Peanut Brother, as well as a picture of the product itself.

To read more about Peanut Brother, see the latest issue of our newsletter On the Hill.