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Twelve Days of Gifts for Good

December 1, 2017

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You can help Catholic sisters and their ministries by doing your holiday shopping! Check out the links below for unique gifts that will support the good work of Catholic sisters.

Sinsinawa Bakery
Sinsinawa cinnamon bread makes a wonderful holiday gift for friends and family! All sales help the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters continue their ministry of preaching and teaching the Gospel in the United States, Trinidad, and Bolivia.

Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery
Looking for a unique gift for friends and family? Purchase gifts with a conscience: browse a selection of Fair Trade items, handcrafted gifts from around the world, and religious items. All proceeds help the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth present this very special collection of songs from Sister Pat Haley. Sister Pat has selected nine gospel and spirituals to sing on this album recorded in Nazareth, Kentucky, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Free CD/music download.

All Good Things
Original artwork, prints, cards, hand-crafted ceramic tiles, Holy Aromas body washes, lotions and more… created in Sylvania, Ohio, by the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters. All sales support Sylvania Franciscan Ministries, which include Sophia Counseling Center, Bethany House, domestic violence shelter and Rosary Care Center.

“On the Delta Panorama” by Sister Terry Davis

Sister Terry Davis, SNDdeN, is an artist and photographer. Her art work is available online, with profits from sales going directly to the Notre Dame Jubilee Fund that benefits Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur working in Africa and Latin America.

Ministry of the Arts, a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is built on the belief that the arts are a source of hope, inspiration, healing and unity for our world. Working with local artists, many of whom are sisters, Ministry of the Arts offers a wide selection of affordable and functional art to inspire and add beauty to your world.

Proceeds from the Weber Center Shop help to sustain the mission of Weber Retreat & Conference Center, which offers meeting rooms and overnight accommodations for non-profit groups. Located on the Motherhouse campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Weber Center also sponsors retreats, classes, theological speakers and other events as well as a quiet meditation space and art gallery.

The Sisters of St. Joseph offer artisan products made by the sisters or cultivated on their grounds in Baden, Pennsylvania. Support the sisters and their ministries by shopping their honey products, all-natural skincare items, custom story bowls, note cards, calendars and more. Online gift shop

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Maple Mount, Kentucky, invite you to pray along with them using their unique Ursuline Books of Prayer (Volume I: Advent and Christmas, and Volume II: Ordinary Time). Volume II provides special prayer celebrations for a wide variety of canonized and religious congregational founders, as well as observances of other important Christian women devoted to education, spirituality, justice, and pastoral ministry.

KidKnits: These yarn and hat kits support the women of Casa Ursulina, a ministry in Chile which was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. Casa Ursulina offers classes where women can come together to learn skills that will help them become more self-sufficient.

Proceeds from Monastery Creations, which includes handcrafted soaps and lotions made by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, benefit the sisters and support their life of contemplative prayer for the world. The soaps include a drop of holy water and special prayer for each recipient.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious offers a set of 10 different folded blank cards that provide a means to share a contemplative insight while sending a greeting. The insights on each card are the fruit of the prayer and reflection of LCWR members, and their sale supports the mission of LCWR.

 

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are offering a special promotion: a set of four different Worshipping Angel Cards featuring the stained glass angel windows installed in the original monastery chapel in 1915. The sisters recently launched an online store that features a selection of items from their monastery gift shop, including Mount St. Benedict Monastery T-shirts and sweatshirts, handcrafted greeting cards, select artwork and music and prayer resources.

Throughout history there have been fiery trail-blazing women who spoke their truth and changed history. And Everywoman, the 2018 Joan Chittister Calendar, honors 12 of them. Insightful and inspiring quotes from Sister Joan echo the wisdom of such luminaries as Fannie Lou Hamer, Joan of Arc, Four Women Martyrs of El Salvador, Susan B. Anthony, Rachel Carson. The calendar (which includes a free bonus gift) and bookmarks featuring the same strong women are published by Benetvision, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

Monastery Baked Goods: Artisan gourmet cookies baked by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. All proceeds support the missions and ministries of the sisters. Monastery Baked Goods exhibited at CWR’s 22nd annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Linden Leaf Gifts is a visual expression of the legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Merchandise reflects the values held by the Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana — justice, non-violence, the role of women in society, contemporary spirituality, and the care for all creation. Linden Leaf Gifts exhibited at CWR’s 22nd annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The watercolor folk art of Sister of the Divine Savior Karlyn Cauley takes many forms, including greeting cards, framed prints, and even canvas Christmas stockings. Her works capture the simple beauty of the Shaker lifestyle, and can be viewed at karlyncauley.com or on Etsy.



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