As this catholic religious order was facing economic disaster, its creativity apparently strengthened.
According to the Hartford Courant, a small group of Carmelite monks in Worcester, Massachusetts are putting their hope in a special face cream. The Religious Order has big plans for the cream - saving them economically and serving the homeless.
The article offers some good insights about how the Order got into this high-end face cream product and some of their mission-related issues with selling it. The article also provides a brief insight into how other religious orders pursue social enterprise products to help finance their operations.
For sure this story reinforces the importance of being creative and hopeful in finding revenue solutions during very challenging times.
You can check out the Teresian Carmelites and their product by visiting their website.