Post Commons is ‘the living room for Alton,’ serving as a coffee house, brunch kitchen, whiskey society, residential redevelopment company, and co-working hub. All these and future entrepreneurial ventures are housed under one non profit called “Lantern Network.”

In the 6th century, St Benedict, founded the Trappist movement which obliterated the sacred-secular divide by calling his disciples to this slogan, “Ora et Labora” which means our work is our prayer and our prayer is our work. The enterprisal focus of these mission communities created such massive wealth that many attribute the spread of the gospel to these small business for mission communities.