Hermitage Big Sur Cakes
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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

Cards & Prints 

Father Arthur Poulin

Father Arthur Poulin is a Camaldolese monk, priest, and artist. His landscape paintings reflect the beauty, harmony, and unity of creation; deep values that need to be celebrated and shared today. His work has been published in many forms and sold throughout the world.

Fr. Poulin’s paintings echo the Impressionists, yet he has developed his own original style. All his paintings begin with a black canvas. Through his contemplative process he starts with minute brush strokes, creating dots (mustard seeds) that will grow into the completed image. In the process he moves from darkness to light, the major theme of his work. When asked about his painting he speaks in terms of moving from the unknown to the known, from chaos to unity; which he sees as a sacred journey not to be feared.

All of Father Poulin’s originals are commissioned. Fortunately, a wide array of greeting cards and prints of his work are available. They are extremely popular, and we are delighted to be able to make them available here.

The notecards are listed below. Please click this link for information on how to order prints.

Assorted Note Cards: Father Arthur Poulin
Assorted Note Cards: Father Arthur Poulin
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12 assorted cards w/envelopes - 2 each design 5x7 size (designs selected by hermitage at time of order fulfillment)  $24.95
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Tulip Fields with Three Windmills, by Father Arthur Poulin
Tulip Fields with Three Windmills, by Father Arthur Poulin
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Colorful print in a cream mat ready for a frame Signed by Father Arthur Poulim. $22.95
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Tree of Life: Dawn
Tree of Life: Dawn
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New this season! 12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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A Morning Prayer
A Morning Prayer
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Lone Cypress with Moonlight
Lone Cypress with Moonlight
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Note card - Poulin - A-103 - Breath of Spring
Note card - Poulin - A-103 - Breath of Spring
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12 note cards with envelopes $22.95
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Hermitage Note Cards - South Garden Gate
Hermitage Note Cards - South Garden Gate
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10 blank 5x7 note cards with envelopes. Photo is of the south garden gate of our hermitage garden, created exclusively for New Camaldoli Hermitage.  $15.95
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Hermitage Note Cards - Tree of Christ
Hermitage Note Cards - Tree of Christ
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10 blank 5x7 note cards with envelopes. Photo is of the tree next to the retreat houses, created exclusively for New Camaldoli Hermitage. $15.95
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Twilight
Twilight
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Dawn
Dawn
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (7x5). $22.95
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Buona Norte
Buona Norte
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Wheatfields
Wheatfields
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12 blank note cards w/ envelope (5x7). $22.95
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Pathway through the Irises, France
Pathway through the Irises, France
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5x7). $22.95
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White Sun
White Sun
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Cypress in the moonlight #3
Cypress in the moonlight #3
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7) $22.95
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Autumn Vineyards
 Autumn Vineyards
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Blossoming Tree
Blossoming Tree
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Radiant Light, High Noon, Big Sur
Radiant Light, High Noon, Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Olive Trees
Olive Trees
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Early Spring
Early Spring
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Lavendar, Provence
Lavendar, Provence
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Poppies, Tuscany
Poppies, Tuscany
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Sunburst
Sunburst
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Full Moon Over Big Sur
Full Moon Over Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/envelopes (5X7) $22.95
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Black Rocks Along the Coast
Black Rocks Along the Coast
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Primavera
Primavera
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New this season! 12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Chartres Cathedral: Wheatfields
Chartres Cathedral: Wheatfields
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Resurrection
Resurrection
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Autumn Glory
Autumn Glory
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Fr. Arthur Poulin greeting cards - 12 blank note cards w/ envelopes $22.95
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Girasole
Girasole
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New this season! 12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Christmas Night at the Hermitage #2
Christmas Night at the Hermitage #2
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Starlight #1
Starlight #1
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Christ of the Americas
Christ of the Americas
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Big Sur Coastline: Sunrise
Big Sur Coastline: Sunrise
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Fr. Arthur Poulin greeting cards - 12 blank note cards w/ envelopes $22.95
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Big Sur Spring
Big Sur Spring
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Pentecost, Midday Sun, Big Sur
Pentecost, Midday Sun, Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Point Sur Sunset
Point Sur Sunset
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
San Rufino, Assisi, Italy
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Morning Fog, Big Sur
Morning Fog, Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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You are God's Field
You are God's Field
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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California North Coast
California North Coast
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Chartres Cathedral: Sunrise
Chartres Cathedral: Sunrise
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Sunset
Sunset
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Coastline Big Sur
Coastline Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Cypress by the sea
Cypress by the sea
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Poppies #3, Tuscany
Poppies #3, Tuscany
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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The River
The River
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Poppies #2, Tuscany
Poppies #2, Tuscany
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5x7). $22.95
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Siena Twilight
Siena Twilight
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Field of Poppies
Field of Poppies
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Eternita
Eternita
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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Tree of Life, Big Sur
Tree of Life, Big Sur
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12 blank note cards w/ envelopes (5X7). $22.95
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