Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nuns Start Gourmet Popcorn Business

The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have started a new venture called Prayerfully Popped - gourmet popcorn. One of my friends and an Aggie Catholic, Sr. Lynn D'Souza, is a member of the order. She invented the low-gluten host for those suffering from Celiac disease, which was approved by the Vatican for use in Mass.

The business will also help train business students at the University of Arizona:
We are excited about our Prayerfully Popped Project for so many reasons! It is a new, revenue building venture for us. It will help us to sustain our communal life of prayer and also to assist other charitable organizations. Much of our eagerness stems from the divine collaboration between our sisters, the local Tucson community, friends of the monastery, and the University of Arizona business students that brought this project to life. We look forward to the entrepreneurship opportunities we will be able to offer young men and women starting their business careers.
FYI - almost all popcorn is gluten-free as well.

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