Little Portion Hermitage: Berryville, Arkansas
The Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage were founded by Catholic musician John Michael Talbot. Following two albums recorded for Sparrow Records in 1976 and 1977, and intrigued by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, he began studying at a Franciscan retreat center and joined the Secular Franciscans in 1978. A year later he started a house of prayer, The Little Portion, and planned to live as a hermit. But, he says, "People asked for more recordings, and I began doing a music ministry." In 1982 he, along with six others, moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and founded The Little Portion Hermitage.
The Brothers and Sisters of Charity is the only community of its kind in North America with canonical status from the Catholic Church. It has been formally recognized as a Public Association of the Faithful and is one of 10 communities around the globe to encompass celibate brothers and sisters, as well as single people, married couples and families. Though the latter are permitted greater latitude, the essentials are the same. All take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience appropriate for their state of life. After a devastating fire in 2008, a new chapel and associated buildings were built, and in 2013 the Little Portion Bakery was founded by John Michael's wife Viola Talbot to make wholesome, tasty, and healthful products.
Ingredients:: Whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, organic sea salt, brown sugar, butter, eggs, real vanilla, rolled oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened coconut, raisins, cherries.
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Apr 21, 2022 | By Kimberly K.
These cookies are really delicious. My son is often too rushed in the morning for breakfast and these are just right for him. He loved the taste from the first bite!
Wonderful and Tasty
Apr 21, 2022 | By Amy J.
These cookies are a great way to celebrate a morning; tasty, healthy and filling. I will always order these for a special occasion.
Apr 21, 2022 | By Elaine H.
Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever
Apr 8, 2018 | By Michael S.
Think of the best oatmeal raisin cookie you have ever had. Now in your imagination, double it in size, adding nuts, seeds, and whole-grain flour to increase the protein. Add some cherries and coconut, to give it extra flavor. If your mouth is watering, then you have an idea of just how good these oaty, fruity cookies really are. You owe it to yourself to try them!
Dec 31, 2017 | By regina
Mmmm...Good! Glad I got these. They are so tasty and a great snack.