At the door of the monastery, place a sensible old man who knows how to take a message and deliver a reply.” (Rule of St. Benedict – Chapter 66)
If there are craftsmen in the monastery, let them practice their crafts with all humility. If any of the work of the craftsmen is to be sold…let them always remember…that in all things God may be glorified.” (Rule of St. Benedict – Chapter 57)
- Hours for the Gift Shop are listed below.
- See also
The first building many of our guests visit when they come to the monastery is the Gift Shop/Porter’s Cottage located at the end of the entrance road to the monastery. Our gift shop features books on spirituality, theology, Cistercian and monastic spirituality, original Icons, other religious art and devotional objects, greeting cards, our own monastery products, as well as those from other Trappist monasteries. Included in new merchandise are various items with the Abbey logo on them like coffee mugs, t-shirts, and hooded long-sleeve shirts.
Gift Shop Hours for 2018
Normal hours are as follows, but if you are traveling some distance to get to the monastery it is advisable to call ahead during the hours listed below, to confirm that the store is open (540-955-7168). There may also be occasions when we are open on Wednesdays.
SUNDAY: 11.00 AM – 12.15 PM 1.15 – 4.15 PM
MONDAY: (CLOSED in AM) 2.15 – 4.15 PM
TUESDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
THURSDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
FRIDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
SATURDAY: 10.00 AM – 12.00 2.15 – 4.15 PM
2018 Holiday Hours
DEC 25 and JAN 1, for CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS we are CLOSED
The Gift Shop is OPEN extra hours on Christmas Eve, Monday morning, from 10 to Noon, as well as 2:15 to 4:15 pm
On all other days during the holidays, we follow the normal schedule above.
See our Fruitcake availability and learn about other products made right here at Holy Cross Abbey
Or go to the Bakery Webstore.