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Monasteries that sell products through Monastery Greetings

All-Merciful Saviour Monastery: Vashon Island, Washington
Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Clark, Wyoming
La Grande Chartreuse: France
Monastero di San Benedetto: Norcia, Italy
Monastery Immaculate Conception: Ferdinand, Indiana
Monastery of Christ in the Desert: Abiquiu, New Mexico
Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert: Blanco, New Mexico
Monastery of the Glorious Ascension: Resaca, Georgia
Monastery of the Holy Spirit: Conyers, Georgia
Mount Saviour Monastery: Pine City, New York
Our Lady of Grace Monastery: Beech Grove, Indiana
Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Monastery: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery: La Grangeville, New York
Queen of Angels Monastery: Mount Angel, Oregon
Redwoods Monastery: Whitethorn, California
Saint Gregory Palamas Monastery: Mansfield, Ohio
San Benito Monastery: Dayton, Wyoming
St. Benedict Monastery: Canyon, Texas
St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado



What is a Monastery?
Monastery denotes the building, or complex of buildings, that houses a room reserved for prayer (e.g. an oratory) as well as the domestic quarters and workplace(s) of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in community or alone (hermits). The earliest extant use of the term monasterion is by the first century AD Jewish philosopher Philo (On The Contemplative Life, ch. III). Monasteries may vary greatly in size – a small dwelling accommodating only a hermit, or in the case of communities anything from a single building housing only one senior and two or three junior monks or nuns, to vast complexes and estates housing tens or hundreds. In English usage, the term "monastery" is generally used to denote the buildings of a community of monks, while "convent" tends to be used for the buildings accommodating female monastics (nuns). Various religions may use these terms in more specific ways. In most religions the life inside monasteries is governed by community rules that stipulates the gender of the inhabitants and requires them to remain celibate and own little or no personal property. The degree to which life inside a particular monastery is socially separate from the surrounding populace can also vary widely; some religious traditions mandate isolation for purposes of contemplation removed from the everyday world, in which case members of the monastic community may spend most of their time isolated even from each other. Others are focused on interacting with the local communities in order to provide some service, such as teaching, medical care, or evangelism. The life within the walls of a monastery may be supported in several ways: by manufacturing and selling goods, often agricultural products; by donations or alms; by rental or investment incomes; and by funds from other organizations within the religion which in the past has formed the traditional support of Monasteries. However, today Christian monastics have updated and adapted themselves to modern society by offering computer services, accounting services, management as well as modern hospital administration in addition to running schools, colleges and universities.



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