Abbey Crucifix Note Cards (5-pack)

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From New Helfta Atelier
GENESEE ABBEY CRUCIFIX
NOTE CARDS (5-pack)


Inside the card is blank; on the back appears the following quotation by Rev. Fr. John Eudes Bamberger of Genesee Abbey:

"The Word who is incarnate in Christ who gave himself so fully for us on the cross, and offers his love to us in his Spirit, deserves nothing less than our whole heart. In so loving him, we are united in affection with those who belong to him, above all those whom he calls to love together in his service and in the same community."

Original icon medium: Egg tempera on wood panel. Dimensions: 36" x 44", 1998. Commissioned from Sister Marie Claire of New Helfta by Abbot John Eudes Bamberger for the Abbey of the Genesee Infirmary Chapel.

Set of 5 cards (4 1/4" x 6") with envelopes.



New Helfta

Sister Marie Claire of New Helfta was born Minhhang K. Huynh in Saigon, Vietnam and came to America in 1985. She lives a monastic life consecrated to God under a solemn vow of chastity inspired by St. Gertrude, a nun of the 13th century German Cistercian monastery of Helfta.

The New Helfta Atelier is her art studio in which she paints icons and other religious subjects. She also has gathered a group of single Catholic women (virgins, divorced women and widows) as a spiritual community of lay sisters who live on their own but meet regularly to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, share Sunday Gospel readings and discuss spiritual matters. Abbot John Eudes Bamberger of Genesee Abbey guides them in this spiritual life.

Abbey of the Genesee: Piffard, New York

The Abbey of the Genesee is a community of over 30 contemplative monks belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) more commonly known as Trappists. The Abbey was founded in 1951 from the Abbey of Gethsemani, and is situated in the picturesque Genesee River Valley of Western New York. Within the monastic enclosure are some 1,200 acres of forest, ravines, rolling hills and a meandering creek.

The monks are dedicated to the worship of God in a hidden life within the monastery following the Rule of St. Benedict. The monastic community supports itself by the common work of baking a variety of breads, cakes and fruitcake. In addition, the brothers help out on the farm and with cooking, laundry, cleaning, hospitality, formation of new members, and care of the sick and elderly of the community. The community is cloistered and has no outside ministry. Guests are received for quiet, private retreats at the retreat house.