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Half-Baked Miracle.

Sun., Dec. 29, 1996

Maybe the baker was religiously inspired. Or perhaps it’s a miracle, Nashville-style.

Ann Loree, manager of the Bongo Java coffeehouse near Belmont University, said a customer bought a cinnamon bun in October and “He was about to take a bite,” when he saw the uncanny likeness to Mother Teresa. Customer after customer recognized the revered nun in the folds of flaky pastry.

So out of a sense of awe - or perhaps marketing potential - coffeehouse workers shellacked it and enshrined the cinnamon nun bun in a counter display, where it remains.

“It may not be a miracle, but it’s close enough for Nashville,” said the Rev. Sand Sheff, a mail-order ordained minister, landscaper and coffeehouse philosopher.


 

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