Our Lady of Consolation Priory: Amity, Oregon
The monks of Our Lady of Consolation Priory live according to the ancient Rule of St. Augustine, a guide for religious life written in about the year 400. St. Bridget, who founded the Order of the Most Holy Savior (the "Brigittines" included monks and nuns) in 1370, modified the precepts slightly, having been influenced by Cistercian monks. Our Lady of Consolation Priory's founder, Brother Benedict Kirby (1929-1998), was one of several men in the 20th century to have the dream of restoring the male branch of the Brigittine Order, whose last member had died in 1863. Circumstances didn't allow the others to succeed, but this, the only house of the order, has now survived for well over 30 years.
The monastery is on 44 acres situated 55 miles southwest of Portland. Brigittine Monks Gourmet Confections began in 1982 as a way for the monastery to offset some of its expenses, but the business has grown so steadily each year that the sales of their fudge and truffles have now become the order's sole source of income.
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May 26, 2020 | By Dorthea Ann
Too good for my own good
A special treat
Jan 11, 2020 | By Rev. Genevieve M.
I have been ordering this product for several years as a gift for a friend who loves fudge. I have not eaten it myself but I know that it is a special treat for my friend and she looks forward to it every year.
Rev. Genevieve M.
Mar 5, 2019 | By Dorothy K
That fudge was the best I have had since my mom used to make it. I loved it. I will definitely order it again and other items.
Feb 14, 2018 | By Ninagrace S.
Everything was perfect. Thank you!
quite a few compliments
Feb 14, 2018 | By John R.
I purchased the items as gifts, so I do not have personal experience, but I received quite a few compliments. I volunteer for an agency of Catholic Charities, and the gifts were intended for my co-workers, all volunteers. Thank you.
Jan 3, 2018 | By Katherine H.
The most delicious fudge ever!
how can you go wrong?
Dec 31, 2017 | By regina r.
Everybody loves this fudge, so it was an easy pick for Christmas gifts
Can't forget the fudge!
Dec 23, 2017 | By Paul W.
If Santa does not leave monk fudge for my wife peace will not reign in our household!
Great penuche, I think
Dec 12, 2017 | By Willa
I gave this to my 86 year old father-in-law for a Christmas present last year. My mother-in-law said he didn't share it with anyone (unusual for him) so it must have been some tasty stuff! I bought it again for this Christmas. W
Oct 17, 2017 | By Regina
Delicious beyond belief!
Jun 7, 2017 | By Cindy
We love this rich flavorful fudge. When I gave it as gifts it was very well received.
Jan 12, 2017 | By GERALDINE T.
exceptionally delicious. This was a gift to my sister. She loved it.
Aug 12, 2016 | By Loretta J.
I ordered the Fudge Royals with Nuts, it has a nice rich flavor, my main complaint is that it really doesn't have many nuts in it at all. If you like fudge that has nuts in every bite, then don't select this one.
A perenial goodie
Jan 7, 2016 | By Carol
My Christmas couldn't be the same without this and the Praline fudges. My mom used to make fudge and I do not miss it anymore with this delicious one.
Jan 2, 2016 | By John Z., Jr
While not aware relative to recent gifts, all of your products have been excellent.
John Z., Jr
Jul 28, 2015 | By Mel Carlson
The fudge was delicious; one negative the postage was very expensive! I may not order in the future due to high postage.