The Whole Heaven Catalog

A Resource Guide to Products, Services, Arts, Crafts & Festivals of Religious, Spiritual, & Cooperative Communities

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Publisher: Three Rivers Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 336 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0609801201 | Isbn-13: 9780609801208 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

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Book Description
Here is an irresistible compendium of products and services that can be purchased by mail or on-site from more than 250 religious, spiritual, and cooperative communities. Much like the Kellys' ever-popular Sanctuaries guides to lodgings in monasteries, abbeys, and retreats, The Whole Heaven Catalog includes a description of each community, an explanation of why and how it makes what it does, and often an anecdote about its history--together with its address; phone and fax numbers; E-mail address and Web site, if appropriate; plus a listing of all the available products and information on whether there is a gift shop or catalog. With this book you will be able to buy all the wonderful things produced by the artists, writers, cooks, farmers, weavers, potters, and other visionaries who live in these secluded places, in addition to supporting them in their endeavors. And there's also a calendar of events so that you can time your visit to an equinox celebration, a plum blossom festival, or an auction of miniature horses, to name a few.

Here are just some of the treasures you can sample:
Strawberry preserves from St. Joseph's Abbey
Windbells from Arcosanti
Peanut brittle from Subiaco Abbey
Healing tea from Sikh Dharma/3HO Foundation
Gifts of compassionate action from the Seva Foundation
Birdcall tapes from Lichen
Handcrafted rosaries from St. Scholastica Priory
Bonsai plants, books, and tools from Our Lady of the Holy Spirit
Daily 900-number Gospel reflections from the Monastery of St. Gertrude
Wildflower seeds from Ion Exchange Village
Hammocks from East Wind Community
Port Salut from the Abbey of Gethsemani
An ice-skating rink in an old Shaker barn at the Notre Dame Spiritual Center
Lawn maintenance from the Community of Jesus
Fruitcake from Assumption Abbey
Dog-training from New Skete Communities
Christmas trees from St. Paul's Abbey
Wooden furniture and toys from Woodcrest Bruderhof
Prayer flags from the Lama Foundation
Handpainted chinaware from the Monastery of Bethlehem
Sheepskin slippers from Mount Saviour Monastery
Bicycle trailers from Cerro Gordo Community
Llamas from Sacred Heart Monastery
Biscotti from Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey
Fertilizer from Mepkin Abbey's chickens
Honey from the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity
Soap from Community in Rutland New Social Order in Messiah