Advent is always a busy time, not only in the world but also here in the monastery. There are community Christmas cards to send, gifts for our volunteers to make, food donations (thank you!) to keep track of, and many other little things. But all this pales in comparison with the business of our Soap Department in the weeks leading up to Christmas! Our shop "shuts down" the evening of Monday, December 16th so that the sisters are able to have time to prepare in silence and stillness for the coming of Christ, so remember to get your orders in before then!
Here's a look inside our soap department during the "Christmas Rush".