Bars of soap handcrafted locally by nuns help support cloistered Summit sisters

Sr. Giang proudly shows off a Seignadou Soap creation. The smile is also because in just 10 days she'll be clothed in the Holy Habit!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008
By PATRICIA E. MEOLA, INDEPENDENT PRESS

SUMMIT -- In the words of the cloistered nuns at the Rosary Shrine, they are finding "a lot of joy" in their latest creative undertaking: soap making.
And with scents including lemon verbena, mocha java, bay rum, ocean rain, rainbow sherbet, olive, lavender, sandalwood and eucalyptus, they have found shoppers all over the globe anxious to support the endeavor.
The idea came about, according to Sister Mary Catharine, last summer. MORE