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Is it ok to drink coffee before prayer?

Coffee Before Prayer? Is that ok? The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen seems to think so. 

“The average American is physically, biologically, psychologically and neurologically unable to do anything worthwhile before he has a cup of coffee.  And that goes for prayer too.  Even sisters in convents whose rules were written before electric percolators were developed would do well to update their procedures.  Let them have coffee before meditation.”

– Fulton J. Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own

The Venerable Archbishop teaches us that as humans, the body and soul are connected. The body has a real influence on our prayer, which is why how your prepare for Mass and the environment of your prayer is so important. 


It’s difficult to pray when we are asleep. A cup of coffee in moderation is always helpful to prayer. So we encourage you to have a morning brew, wake yourself up and prepare for your time with God. 

 The Fulton Sheen Coffee Before Prayer Shirt 

Love coffee and prayer? This shirt is for you. Inspired by the Archbishop's quote “Let them have coffee before meditation.”

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Carmelite Monk Coffee

There’s even a Carmelite Monk order that sells their own roast of Coffee, Mystic Monk Coffee. Self-described as “the best coffee this side of heaven,” they are proclaimed coffee drinkers and know its importance before early-morning prayer. Also, check out their traditional double-sided mugs

Coffee before Prayer

Mystic Monk Coffee

So drink coffee and pray well! And pray the Rosary!


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