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Testimonials

Throughout the years we have received positive comments on our cakes from many well-known persons.

Narcai David, Ann Landers, The Chicago Tribune, and Carmel Magazine have all published glowing reviews.

""When you forwarded that article describing how the monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage are coping with their financial crisis, you claimed that their fruitcake is the best fruitcake in the world. I thought you were exaggerating. Not now! This stuff is preternaturally delectable! It's not just the best fruitcake in the world, it's the best fruitcake in the known universe. I love the way it sticks to everything, leaving brandy prints on breadboards, plates, fingers, clothing, you name it. And surprisingly, the list of ingredients shows that this celestial cake made by meditative Christians is better nutritionally too, compared to the vast majority of desserts." "  Vance Aandahl

"I shared it with my colleagues at a station meeting. At first they were hesitant but after they got a whiff of brandy, they were eating out of my hand :)"  Becca

"I don't even like fruitcake, and avoid it at all costs. But I was given a free sample, and I'll probably stop only when the samples run out."  E. B.

"Your gourmet fruitcake tastes just like my mother in England used to make - delicious!"  L. H. UK

"Best I ever tasted."  L.A.R. Port Huron, MI

"Delicious! A favorite! You are going to love it!"  Narsai David, CBS food critic

"Last year I was given a fruitcake . . . most delicious our family ever tasted - far better than I've ever made (and I thought they were excellent)."  Margaret H. , Palm Springs, CA

"Thank you for your product It's wonderful."  Anatol B., CA

Books 

Lauds and Vespers book - Camaldolese Monks, OSB
Lauds and Vespers book - Camaldolese Monks, OSB
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Our Lauds and Vespers book is now back in print. It is essentially the same book, but we took the opportunity to correct a multitude of little mistakes and we did update the Mass acclamations located in the back of the book according to the new translation. Many thanks to Father Thomas and Father Cyprian for their hard work on this. $35.00
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The Privilege of Love
The Privilege of Love
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A collection of various monk’s perspectives on the charism of Camaldolese Benedictine spiritual practice today. Encompasses reflections on historical, social, mystical and psychological of contemporary development in the living monk’s life. A good choice for one reflecting upon a monastic vocation in the Camaldolese’ heritage of monasticism $29.95
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Saccidanandaya Namah a comemorative volume
Saccidanandaya Namah a comemorative volume
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Saccidananda Ashram /Shanthivanam 1950-2000 $8.50
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Camaldoli - A Jouney into its History & Spirituality
Camaldoli - A Jouney into its History & Spirituality
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"This the first English language survey of a great Order and its key figures. (Author) Vigilucci makes clear why St. Romuald had such an impact on his times. He also shows why Camaldoli remains a vital force in Italian monastic life and now in the United States". Fr. Terence Kardong, O.S.B.  $17.00
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The Mystery of Romuald & the Five Brothers
The Mystery of Romuald & the Five Brothers
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"The inspiring account of an American monk’s quest for meaning. . . makes St. Romuald and his martyred disciples come alive for us today.” Bede Griffiths, O.S.B., Cam  $18.00
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Love on the Mountain
Love on the Mountain
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“Chesterson said that art and theater reduce the scale of events and thereby can introduce much larger events.” I think Robert Hale has done precisely that. He offers reflections in ways that are wise and loving and unpretentious, but revealing through them the Larger Harmony that we are looking for.” Richard Rohr,O.F.M. $18.00
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Jules Monchanin (1895-1957) As Seen from East and West Vol. 1
Jules Monchanin (1895-1957) As Seen from East and West Vol. 1
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Acts of the Colloquium Held in Lyon-Fleurie, France and in Shantivanam-Tannirpalli, India (April-July 1995) $15.00
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Jules Monchanin (1895-1957) As Seen from East and West Vol. 2
Jules Monchanin (1895-1957) As Seen from East and West Vol. 2
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Acts of the Colloquium Held in Lyon-Fleurie, France and in Shantivanam-Tannirpalli, India (April-July 1995) $12.00
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You Are the Light, Rediscovering the Eastern Jesus
You Are the Light, Rediscovering the Eastern Jesus
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A fresh interpretation of the message of Jesus from within the context of The Hindu-Chrisitan dialogue. John Martin Sahajananda $10.00
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In Spiritu, Poetry from the Hermitage Big Sur
 In Spiritu, Poetry from the Hermitage Big Sur
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A book of Poems by Jean M. Harris $7.00
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Into the Heart of God
Into the Heart of God
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Provides the reader with warm, personal reflections on the spiritual journey which all of us, in some way or other, must travel if we are truly seeking God. Augustin Belisle, OSB $6.95
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Bede Griffiths and Sannyasa
Bede Griffiths and Sannyasa
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Reveals the contemplative dimension of the Catholic Church. Jesu Rajan Slightly damaged. $8.00
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The Wheel of Becoming
The Wheel of Becoming
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Reflecting on the seasonal cycle of the liturgical year, Father Augustin presents insights into the rhythms and seasons of everyone's journey through the mysteries of Christ. Augustin Belisle $6.95
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Jesus Christ a Bridge to Bring Peace to the Worlds
Jesus Christ a Bridge to Bring Peace to the Worlds
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Jesus Christ is presented as the bridge that can bring peace between the Wisdom and prophetic traditions. John Martin Sahajananda $7.00
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