PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY FEB 4
FOR THE FUNERAL OF FATHER ROBERT BARNES
“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 (RB) – 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.” RB – Chapter 57
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.
Hours for 2017
Normal hours are as follows, but if you are traveling some distance to get to the monastery it is advisable to call ahead (540-955-7168) to confirm that the store is open. There may also be occasions when we are open on Wednesdays.
SUN: 9.30 – 10.45 AM 1.15 – 4.15 PM
MON: (CLOSED in AM) 2.15 – 4.15 PM
TUE: 10 AM – Noon 2.15 – 4.15 PM
THU: 10 AM – Noon 2.15 – 4.15 PM
FRI: 10 AM – Noon 2.15 – 4.15 PM
SAT: 10 AM – Noon 2.15 – 4.15 PM
FRUITCAKE and our WEB STORE
GOOD NEWS! Our famous fruitcakes are once again available from the Gift Shop.
If you’re local or able to make a trip to visit us, we would appreciate a visit the monastery in person and you can get your fruitcake at the best price directly from the Gift Shop. Gift Shop sales also provide more support to the monks than sales through our website, as there is no third party involved.
For those who are long-distance or unable to travel, we are happy to offer shipping once again, exclusively through monasteryfruitcake.org (NO PHONE, FAX, OR MAIL ORDERS AT THIS TIME), with certain limitations:
There are a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of fruitcakes available for shipment. If you live or work within driving distance, we hope you’ll support us at the Gift Shop and give us the pleasure of a visit!
We ship only the traditional 2.25 lb size. (Our Gift Shop also offers the option of a new, 1.5 lb fruitcake.)
Please remember that we cannot take phone, mail or fax orders; please visit our web store at monasteryfruitcake.org in order to have a fruitcake shipped to you.
Due to extra costs and the necessity of a third party to help with shipping, these fruitcakes both cost more (especially shipping costs) and do not provide the same support to the monks as fruitcakes purchased directly from our Gift Shop. The best price for your fruitcake, as well as a greater selection and the best way to support the Abbey, can always be found at the Monastery Gift Shop.
Please come visit us in person if you can!
FRATERS (CHOCOLATE-COVERED FRUITCAKE)
For those who used to love these delicious treats, we are trying to keep a limited quantity available in a new mini-muffin form, but you’ll have to visit the Gift Shop soon, because they’re selling quickly.