December 17th is the first day of the "O Antiphons" and is when we traditionally start decorating the house and preparing for Christmas. Usually, though we finish at the LAST MINUTE!
Seigadou Soap products will still be available from the gift shop here at the monastery but we will not be taking any "special orders".
Any orders received AFTER December 17th will be shipped after January 1st. We begin the celebration of Christmas ON December 25th and observe the full octave. Of course, there is the usual work of the house: cooking, cleaning and laundry, etc. but we try to keep this to the minimum so that the Sisters can have time to rest, pray and read, do their Christmas cards and receive visits.