I picked up from The Anchoress that some Dominican sisters in New Jersey are trying to raise some money by selling… wait for it…
Soap is a good thing.
I am pretty sure this is girly soap, so I urge you all to check it out. Women seem to like soap as gifts, men, in case you are wondering about that next round of gift giving.
And the cause is good.
So… go buy some soap from the Contemplative Domincan Nuns of Our Lady of the Rosary Monastery.
The sisters are renovating their house and have posted some good photos of the work being done.
The link to their online SHOP is HERE.
They have lavender room spray too. I know someone who would like that.
There are various soaps… even Christmas soaps (whatever those are… Holly in them? A bit scratchy, maybe).
You will also see books, even their Choir Book, which looks interesting.
And did I mention the soap?
In a monial testimonial, someone who apparently has a problem with dry skin said: "I bought some in January and my hands didn’t bleed last winter. Now that’s remarkable."
Hmmm… maybe it isn’t just girly soap.
And something which really endeared them to me is that on the side bar they have links to CD’s of music they sometimes hear in the refectory, including the sound track to Master and Commander, movie based on books by Patrick O’Brian, Musical Evenings With the Captain, inspired by the same! I had those on my amazon wishlist, as a matter of fact, I have been enjoying them ever since!
If the sisters like those books, then buy some soap and help some nuns.
You can order everything online
UPDATE 1752 GMT:
They accept payment with Paypal, btw.
UPDATE 1809 GMT:
NB: These are not the sort of nuns who want to be priests. FYI
UPDATE 5 Sept 1603 GMT:
The Sister in charge of soap sales wrote me a nice note. Read it HERE.