Let’s stay in touch! Our annual catalog is mailed in the fall. In the meantime, our weekly email is the best way to learn about new products and special discounts.

Let’s stay in touch! Our annual catalog is mailed in the fall. In the meantime, our weekly email is the best way to learn about new products and special discounts.

Call us toll free:
1 (800) 472-0425
(9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Monastery Greetings' Story & Vision

In 1997, founder Will Keller wrote nearly 350 monasteries and religious communities in the United States and Canada and asked them about products they make and sell to the public. During this research, he discovered that, while these community businesses have numerous high-quality products, often they do not have the time or resources to reach a wide audience. Hence, the concept of Monastery Greetings was born and tailored to meet their marketing needs.

Monastery Greetings is the only printed catalog and website in the USA that sells only products from monasteries, convents, abbeys and hermitages. The first catalog was launched on a small scale in the fall of 1999. In 2002, we were honored by the monks of St. Joseph's Abbey, in Spencer, Massachusetts when they asked Monastery Greetings to handle retail mail order fulfillment of Trappist Preserves (an award-winning product line that includes 30 flavors of preserves, jellies, conserves and marmalades and is the largest monastic business in the United States.) Today, through the Monastery Greetings catalog and website, more than one hundred religious communities now make their products available.

Similar to the way we handle Trappist Preserves for St. Joseph's Abbey, we would like to act as a fulfillment services for products made by other religious communities. Also in the future, Monastery Greetings wants to be a place where these community businesses can share ideas about marketing and product development.

The long-range vision for Monastery Greetings is to gather monastic products from all over the world.

In the News . . .

From Wine & Craft Beverage News (Dec 2016):
Spencer Brewery, the first Trappist Brewery in the United States

From Crain's Cleveland Business 11/15/2015:
Selling Products was his Calling

From Cleveland Scene 8/14/2013:
The Monastery Salesman: Will Keller

From Whopperjaw 7/24/2013:
Monastery Greetings from Cleveland

From The New York Times 3/11/2013:
Mixing Scripture into the Batter, The Nuns of New Skete Make Cheesecakes

From The Wall Street Journal 11/26/2012:
The 'Table for One' Guide to Cyber Monday

From The Wall Street Journal 11/28/2011:
A Foodie's Guide to Cyber Monday 2011

Privacy Statement

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Monastery Greetings. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

1.What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2.What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3.The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4.How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior in an anonymous form. No personally identifiable information is collected about you, unless you explicitly submit that information via form on the site. Anonymous user data is never associated with any other identifiable information you may provide. The anonymous information generated by the cookies about your use is transmitted to Google. This information is then processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for BelgianStyleAles.com only.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

You may opt out of Google Analytics features at any time by visiting The Google Analytics List of currently available opt-outs.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone (800-472-0425) or via email (info@monasterygreetings.com).
Shipments within the continental USA are usually made by UPS (United Parcel Service). For this reason, you must supply a street address. Some orders, particularly those with a low shipping weight, will ship via US Postal Service (usually Priority Mail), when appropriate.

Most orders placed on a weekday will ship the following day, if items are in stock. Orders placed during the weekend will generally ship on Monday. Although most orders ship out in one or two business days, between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are very busy, and, therefore, we ask that you allow two or three additional business days to ship.

Our 48-hour shipping commitment excludes weekends, holidays, closings due to extreme weather conditions and other related delays. Although we work hard to keep all our products in stock, occasionally out-of-stock items will delay your order. In this case, we will notify you when you place your order by phone, or you will be notified by email when you place your order via our website.

If a PO box is required, please contact us before ordering. We will let you know your shipping options, along with the exact shipping charges. Nothing will be charged until you agree to these shipping costs.

Monastery Greetings will no longer ship orders to foreign countries, U.S. territories (except Puerto Rico) or military addresses. Because of various customs regulations, frequent damage in transit and rising shipping costs, we have been forced to stop shipping to these locations. We will continue to ship to all non-military addresses in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.PLEASE NOTE: Monastery Greetings will not ship food products in glass (including Trappist Preserves) and glassware (including beer glasses) to foreign countries, Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We made this decision because of ongoing problems with breakage and spoilage of items shipped outside the lower 48 United States.

Click for full FAQs
Let’s stay in touch! Our annual catalog is mailed in the fall. In the meantime, our weekly email is the best way to learn about new products and special discounts.