Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

A Rite of Spring

I was sitting minding my own business (not my usual modus operandi) at our usual Wednesday morning coffee and donuts after morning prayer when two of the brothers in the house approached me to ask about how hot electric woks actually get. The reason they were asking was to make plans for another season of tapping the sugar maples on the property of the seminary. People tell me this is like a rite of spring in this part of Minnesota.

I have to admit that the maple syrup produced last year was pretty good. I am not a fan of pancakes but with the homemade maple syrup, it made the pancakes quite enjoyable. Perhaps appreciation for the labor of the men involved made the syrup that much sweeter.

So as plans for another season of tapping are made, being the capitalist that I am, I thought maybe we should increase production this year and look at bottling and marketing the sweet results of our labor. Like any good product we need a catchy name. So readers, please submit your nominations for possible names for our spring time endeavor. Remember to keep it clean.


Jinglebob said...

Magic Seminary Maple syrup, of course. :)

Or Seminary Magic Maple Syrup.

Or some such.
Wait, wait..........Stupendis Seminary Syrup! Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket! LOL

Jonathan said...

If you're going to sell it, 'Jon,' you need to have a hand in making it. I'll be expecting your help, now.

Adoro te Devote said...

Holy Buckets!

Seriously...the sap is caught in buckets...might as well capitalize on a name that people already exclaim.

I'll come back if I think of something better (which isn't likely...there's a reason I didn't go into marketing.)

Anonymous said...


Hmmm.... Saint Paul's Sap Spirits? (Or, perhaps, Saint Paul's Sappy Spirits. lol.) Hmmm.... Saint Paul Maple Spirits... Birch Brew... Mississippi Maple... Seminary Sap (no, that's just to easy too make fun of), Saint Paul Birch on Tap, the Papster's Tapsters (kind of like that one). Hey, if you choose our title, is there a bottle gift in store? :) That might be nice. :)


Anonymous said...

Not to be a wet blanket, but I bet there are some department of health standards that need to be met before you can sell or even give it to a charity.

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