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)
Gift Shop hours are as follows:
- Sundays: 2.15 – 4.15 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 2.15 – 4.15 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 2.15 – 4.15 p.m. (Until the end of the year)
- Thursdays: 2.15 – 4.15 p.m.
- Fridays: 2.15 – 4.15 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10.10 a.m. until 12.00 Noon and again from 2.15 – 4.15 p.m.
- The Gift Shop will be closed on Mondays.
- 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.
Our large fruitcakes are available at the Gift Shop but along with Creamed Honeys, and Monastery Truffles and can also be purchased online at: www.monasteryfruitcake.org. Please note that these are the 2.25 lb. round fruitcakes and the price when purchased online is $40/cake plus shipping.
See our Fruitcake availability and learn about other products made right here at Holy Cross Abbey
Or go to the Bakery Webstore.