Honey-fir candies - Fleury Abbey
(€30.00 / Kg)
The monastery of Saint-Benoit sur Loire also known as the Abbey of Fleury.
These fir honey pastilles are made in a monastic way at the abbey of Fleury, by the brothers, who besides their prayer life, hold the secret of making extraordinary sweets! These pastilles with honey and fir, have taste but not too much, do not smell too much sugar but bloom good nature, the forest ... and what a sweet!
Supplier: Abbey of Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire
Ingredients: cane sugar, glucose syrup, honey (10%), essential oil. Natural coloring: caramel. Gluten free
Net Weight: 150g
Made in France by the monks.
Become a monk?
Listen, oh my son ...
The Rule of Saint Benedict is one of those writings that must be meditated on every day to extract its secret. She presents us, in 73 small chapters, a path of life and happiness. Its purpose is to put at ease, to make run and to widen the path of the life; it is like the arrow that shows the direction.
Without claiming to say everything or to make a speech, she simply wants to get started; it does not enclose us in a system or a code of virtues, but it indicates a path. It's like the rocket launch pad, the channel that keeps the source from getting lost in the sand. It is not the source, but simply claims to free the stream of water from the mud that clogs it so that the water can flow abundantly. Is when the water released then channeled in the sandy region of its course, will have made its bed, Saint Benedict simply tells us: "you will arrive"
Thus the rule makes us become the Way with Christ; it sets us on the road.
A school for the service of the Lord
Every morning, in the Chapter room, the Father Abbot reads and comments on a passage from the rule.
During his life, the monk thus travels, day after day, in the footsteps of St Benedict, the path which leads him to Christ: "Girding therefore our loins of faith and the accomplishment of good deeds, let us advance on his ways. , under the guidance of the gospel, in order to deserve to see him who called us to his kingdom. "
"But in advancing in religious life and faith," the heart expands and one runs on the way of the commandments "of God with an inexpressible sweetness of love. Thus, never abandoning this master, persevering in the monastery in his teaching unto death, we will share in the sufferings of Christ through patience, so as to merit a place in his kingdom. "
Monastic life was born in Christianity even before the end of the great persecutions which ended with the edict of Milan in 313. Since then monastic places have multiplied.
Many "Rules of Life" are then written by superiors for their monastery, and these texts circulate among the monasteries and are used by other communities.
The Rule written by Saint Benedict (480-547), because of its qualities of balance, discretion, respect for people and its realism, will not cease to spread and will gradually impose itself on the whole West. , until the beginning of the 13th century when other types of religious life (Franciscans, Dominicans, etc.) produced other rules of life.
Today, hundreds of monasteries around the world, thousands of monks and nuns live by the Rule of Saint Benedict. These are the Benedictine, Trappist, Cistercian, Bernardine branches ... More and more lay people are also going to his school in order, in the heart of the world, to live from the Word: Christ Paschal.