Work

You must give yourselves to work of some kind…  Rule, chapter 20

 

The Early Carmelites came together as Hermits near the Fountain of Elijah on Mt. Carmel in the Late 12th Century.  They built a chapel dedicated to Mary, whom they chose to be their patroness.  Our Hermitage, like that first chapel on Mount Carmel, is also dedicated to Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Annunciation.  Like those early Carmelites we follow a way of life whose purpose is to offer our prayer, our work, and our silence for the praise of God and the salvation of souls.  For more than 800 years Carmelites have followed this ideal of silent prayerful labor inspired by the Rule of St. Albert of Jerusalem.

St. Joseph, Carmel’s great Protector, offers us that admirable image of human work and especially manual labor which receive special prominence in the Gospel. Along with the humanity of the Son of God, work has been taken up in the mystery of the Incarnation, and has also been redeemed in a particular way. At the workbench where they plied their trade together, Jesus, with St. Joseph, brought human work closer to the mystery of Redemption.  And  just as the Holy Family served each other with all their heart, we place ourselves and our Hermitage at the service of the Church’s mission to establish the Christ’s Kingdom in souls.

Carmelite Monastery Products, LLC was established to support our way of life by the sale of our craft products.  In keeping with the traditions of hermit life, we generally prefer manual labor as a means to sustain ourselves and also as a means of prayerful recollection.  We offer these items for sale at the Hermitage and at seasonal arts/craft fairs and markets in this region, and we invite you to look at our Craft Products page where some of our goods may be ordered.

 

 

 

 

Carmelite Coffees  A variety of gourmet blends, and one blend is also available in decaf or whole bean.   Comes in 12 oz. bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monastery Soap  Handmade with natural ingredients; each bar is approximately 5 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monastery Rugs  Our hand woven rugs are made with new fabric, a cotton/poly blend, and a frayless warp.  All widths are 28 inches wide, and lengths vary.  Washable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph’s Preserves  Home made jellies & jams, assorted flavors in 8 oz. jars.

 

 

 

 

 



Carmelite Monastery Products, LLC  Schedule of Craft Sales in the 2012 Season

Look for our Carmelite Monastery Products at these Art/Craft Fairs, Markets, and Events in this region.  For any questions about our products and sales please contact us at 507-437-4015  or  annunciationhermitage@q.com

PRIOR LAKE FARMER’S MARKET    Main Street, Prior Lake, Minnesota  55372

Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon:  May 4 & 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28

selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS, TOTE BAGS, GOURMET COFFEE BLENDS, MONASTERY WINE JELLIES

 

DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER, THURSDAYS ON FIRST   1st Ave. South, Rochester, Minnesota

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. :  June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11

selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS, HOMEMADE SOAPS, JAMS & JELLIES, BARBEQUE SAUCE, GOURMET COFFEE BLENDS

 

43rd Annual SAINT ANTHONY PARK ARTS FESTIVAL     Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, June 2, 2013, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm;           selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS

 

ART IN THE PARK  Annual Father’s Day Festival,   Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN 55949

Sunday, June 17, 2013, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm;               selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS

 

38th Annual HOLY HILL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR  Carmelite Monastery, 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI  53033

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 15, 2013;          selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS AND SOAP

 

34th Annual LANDMARK CENTER OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY BAZAAR  75 W. Fifth Str., St. Paul, MN 55102-1498

Thursday, Dec. 5th & Friday, Dec. 6th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, Dec. 7th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2013

selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE at Annunciation Hermitage, 1009 Oakland Ave. East, Austin, MN 55912

Friday, Dec. 13th, 2013, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

selling: HANDWOVEN RUGS, GOURMET COFFEES, HANDMADE SOAPS, JAMS & JELLIES, AND BARBEQUE SAUCE