Rorate Caeli

Suggestions for Christmas gifts

A reader made this comment in a recent comment box, and we believe it may be a good subject for our excellent commentators:

In view of Christmas's approach are there vibrant traditional and orthodox monasteries whose products we could buy. I know of the Mystic Monk Coffee from the Wyoming Carmelites. Any others?

13 comments:

bedwere said...

CD from the Benedictines of Mary nuns

http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/page-echoesofephesuscd.html

Anonymous said...

Le Barroux has many nice things. (Unfortunately, they don't send wine outside of France.)

http://www.clic3s.org/paiement/pai_barroux/init.php?UID=2811200802064596.2.56.32

http://www.barroux.org

JSarto said...

The a Abbey Shop seems an interesting place.

http://www.theabbeyshop.com/

Omero said...

I run the giftshop at St. Benedict monastery in Norcia, Italy. We sell products from many monasteries in Europe and ship internationally.

Giving chant/polyphonic CDs is a great gift for several reasons-- all of which are pretty clear. The CD of our monks and local polyphonic choir is an excellent recording.

See http://www.osbnorcia.org for more information, or give me a call at (039) (0743) 81.71.25. Our website features online chant and is great for putting on loop in the background.

The subprior here reads this blog regularly, so I'll probably have to explain my shameless promotion...

Martin said...

Omero,

Do the monks are Norcia celebrate the Tridentine Mass. I looked at their site but coundn't find anything.

Martin said...

Omero,

Do the monks at Norcia celebrate the Tridentine Mass?

Anonymous said...

New Flash: The pastor of the parish in Parish which celebrates both forms of the Mass has been made auxiliary bishop of Lyon (the Primatial See). A huge vote of confidence in Fr Batut and his approach to the sacred liturgy!

Omero said...

Martin,

The monks try to offer each of the forms (Ancient or Modern) as reverently as possible. They recently hosted a large pilgrimage of the Fraternity of St Peter in Norcia for three days with a solemn high Mass each day.

If you are interested, our Subprior just went on a post-ordination tour-of-America spreading the good news about St. Benedict. Images of incredible masses (With the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny). Our Prior, Fr. Cassian Folsom joined him for part of the trip:

http://hughofcluny.blogspot.com/2008/10/thanksgiving-mass-of-father-benedict.html

Dave Deavel said...

Does anybody know about the Cistercian nuns of Redwoods, California? We have received their creamed honey which, like the Gethsemani cheese, is excellent, but I don't know anything about the monastery.

Anonymous said...

http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/

Irregular status but 100 % Catholic.

Anonymous said...

The Dominican Nuns in Summit New Jersey sell handmade soaps, lip balms, and room sprays. The link is on the left hand side of their blog: monialesop.blogspot.com. They are trying to raise money for a much-needed expansion, and they do appreciate the business.

Jeannette

Paul Haley said...

Anonymous said...

http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/

Irregular status but 100 % Catholic.

28 November, 2008 18:19

It is altogether unfortunate that this term irregular is applied to those who seek only to uphold Tradition in liturgy, practice and belief. However, such is the diabolical disorientation that we find ourselves in today. For anyone who cares, I know these cloistered nuns personally and the characterization of 100% Catholic is absolutely true. I also know the priests who are their spiritual counselors and the same applies to them (www.servi.org).

Others may disagree but I ask anyone who does to consider the statement: "If you don't want to hear the answer, then don't ask the question." My only request is that you apply to "irregular" the criterion - what the Church has always held to be true from time immemorial. And, also, if you do have questions about these groups, contact them directly through their websites and get the answer directly from them. May God preserve them in the Faith.

Anonymous said...

Note the Sisters of Carmel,their priests and bishops have never been censored in any way. The local diocese office is quick to point out their 'not in full communion' status however.

I will continue to purchase items from their store.