Work is an essential part of monastic life and a fundamental dimension of the human person. Intellectual work allows us to “seek God at sunrise” (Ps 62), consecrating to Him our intelligence “Father, consecrate them in truth, your word is truth” (Jn 17)
Manuel work is essentially doing chores (cleaning, cooking, etc) and also craftwork. Our monastic workshops differ from convent to convent depending on the talents that each sister has received from God. Craftwork is an occasion to witness to God through art, beauty and creativity in today’s world where there is no longer much room for the religious and spiritual dimensions.
Among other things, we make candles, rosaries, icons, monastic sandals, and objects in leather or in wood and soap. Manual work allows us to cooperate with Divine Providence. Selling craftwork, begging, income from our guesthouse, and financial and material donations allow us to earn our living.
Saint John Paul II - Laborem exercens