Monasteries and Confraternities – Holyblog.com http://192.168.99.122/com Holyart.com Blog Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:01:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.14 http://192.168.99.122/com/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2018/02/cropped-cropped-Holyart-Logo-32x32-32x32.png Monasteries and Confraternities – Holyblog.com http://192.168.99.122/com 32 32 The Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/camaldolese-congregation-order-st-benedict/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:25:31 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=483 The Order of St. Benedict covers all autonomous monasteries and congregations who live according to the rule established by St. Benedict of Norcia. That rule, drawn up by the Holy and asserted 1817 onwards is based on the motto Ora et labora, pray and work. […]

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The Order of St. Benedict covers all autonomous monasteries and congregations who live according to the rule established by St. Benedict of Norcia. That rule, drawn up by the Holy and asserted 1817 onwards is based on the motto Ora et labora, pray and work. In this simple formula lies the philosophy of life and the choice of the Benedictine faith approach to prayer and contemplative life manual work.

Over time, and to this day, products that Benedictine monasteries have independently sold and made have assumed an increasingly large importance. These are mainly cosmetic products, such as those made famous by the Camaldoli Monastery, often made with methods that go back to ancient traditions, made with full respect to nature with simple and safe ingredients. We think for example to all products based on medicinal herbs and essential oils. In particular, great fame and diffusion has known the 31 Oil, a mixture of ancient herbal formulation, which are still produced and packaged by Camaldolese Monks. The 31 Oil is composed of 31 essential oils extracted from many herbs. It has many healing, refreshing, balsamic, invigorating and disinfectant properities, and is appreciated and imitated around the world.

It can be used to successfully combat joint or muscle pain, such as low back pain, cervical pain or stiff necks; as a tonic for headaches; as a cure for colds and respiratory problems, and many other problems.

The products manufactured by the Order of St. Benedict are not just related to medicinal herbs. Hive products are also available, such as honey, royal jelly, wax, and candy. And also spirits, herbal liqueurs, brandies and wines. A simple, genuine world of traditional flavours and aromas that give us a glimpse of inestimable taste and lost history, which is renewed thanks to the skill and dedication of the monks.

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The monastic community of Camaldoli http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/monastic-community-camaldoli/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:32:19 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=423 The Monastery of Camaldoli is in the heart of a secular forest, in one of the wild and impenetrable areas of the central Appennine ridge. It was built there in 1024, on the Tosco-romagnolo Apennines near Arezzo, by San Romualdo, a monk and Benedictine abbot, […]

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The Monastery of Camaldoli is in the heart of a secular forest, in one of the wild and impenetrable areas of the central Appennine ridge. It was built there in 1024, on the Tosco-romagnolo Apennines near Arezzo, by San Romualdo, a monk and Benedictine abbot, who made it the hub and center of the Camaldoli Congregation.

Faithful to Benedictine tradition, the monks of Camaldoli have always combined, over the centuries, contemplative, spiritual, productive and working life. In particular, given the unspoiled and isolated nature of the area, those who decided to dedicate their lives to God in the Monastery of Camaldoli, from the start they began to produce all that could guarantee their survival: food, medicines, cosmetics and hygiene products.

The dense forests surrounding the monastery provided them with the raw materials needed for this production. In addition, the interest of the Camaldolese monks in the study of nature in all its forms helped them exploit the surrounding natural resources. This has allowed over the centuries the emergence of a production of cosmetics and essential oils that still today make the monastic community of Camaldoli famous worldwide.

The ancient pharmacy of the Camaldoli Monks is one of the first examples of hospital ever recorded: aromatic herbs and medicinal herbs were studied here, and they prepared powders, infusions, decoctions and anything else that could contribute to the healing of not only the monks, but of the many pilgrims in search for help as well.

In the Old Pharmacy there were antidotes against every poison, creams to treat wounds, patches, but also essential and cosmetic oils for hygiene and body care. The extraordinary products produced in the Camaldoli Antique Pharmacy became well known over time, and are still sold and used all over the world. We think of Oil 31, consisting of 31 essential oils extracted from as many officinal herbs, renowned for its endless healing, refreshing, balsamic, toning and disinfecting properties, made according to a particular recipe passed over the centuries, or Laurus 48, a liquor made from the infusion of several medicine plants collected in the area of ​​the monastery with tonic and digestive properties.

 

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A sweet gift for your baby: candy and confectionery from the Monasteries http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/sweet-gift-baby-candy-confectionery-monasteries/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:18:36 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=405 Monasteries are not just places of gathering, spirituality, and prayer. Over the centuries the monks who lived there have deeply interacted with the surrounding area, learning to exploit its features and producing what’s necessary for their sustenance. Some monks decided to focus on a sweet […]

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Monasteries are not just places of gathering, spirituality, and prayer. Over the centuries the monks who lived there have deeply interacted with the surrounding area, learning to exploit its features and producing what’s necessary for their sustenance. Some monks decided to focus on a sweet art: the production of candy and sweets.

Candies of all shapes and flavors, all produced according to exclusive and often ancient recipes, always healthy, produced with quality and respect for raw materials, but also with special attention to the taste.

So, alongside the honey and propolis candies, good and healthy especially when you have bad cold, there are real delicacies based on berries cultivated by the monks themselves, such as the Candies Cranberry honey Finalpia or the delicious candies Finalpia raspberry gelée, produced with fruit juice and sugar, without using chemical additives and dyes. Or the delicious Candies gelée made with fruit of the monastery of Camaldoli or, from the same monastery near Arezzo, the irresistible mixed fruits candies, produced naturally, without dyes, according to an ancient and secret recipe, and packaged directly in the monastery. The barley candies, produced according to the recipe of the Camaldolesi’s Old Pharmacy, or candy drops of honey and royal jelly, a great source energy, or the famous pine buds, balsamic and necessary to face Winter with the right spirit.

These are natural candies, ideal for children, gluttons by nature, who will rediscover in these products the timeless sweetness of these small delicacies and at the same time avoid industrial confectionery made with additives, harmful to their health.

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Oil 31: Uses, Benefits and Properties http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/oil-31-uses-benefits-properties/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:27:49 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=388 Oil 31 is a mixture of natural oils extracted from pharmaceutical plants. Made of 31 essential oils extracted from as many herbs, Oil 31 has many healing, refreshing, balsamic, toning and disinfecting properties. The many uses and benefits that this product can bring to our […]

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Oil 31 is a mixture of natural oils extracted from pharmaceutical plants.

Made of 31 essential oils extracted from as many herbs, Oil 31 has many healing, refreshing, balsamic, toning and disinfecting properties. The many uses and benefits that this product can bring to our health make it one of the most popular and used formulas not only by those who love natural medicine, but by anyone looking for well-being. The herbal plants that make it are endowed with active ingredients and amazing properties that make Oil 31 a perfect cure for a whole range of small and serious disorders.

Which herbs make Oil 31?

Which herbs make Oil 31The herbs that make up the 31 oils vary depending on the recipe chosen for its production. Generally the product is made according to an old Swiss formula, but this can have many variations. The herbs that are always present in Oil 31 are: Peppermint, Orange, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Dill, Salvia, Thyme, Rosemary, Siberian fir, Pine, Cumin, Coriander, Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Lavender, Lemon , Bitter Orange, Oregano, Pepper, Boswellia, Vanilla, Patchouli, Melissa, Artemisia, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Fennel, Citronella, Roman Mint, Canfora. Other formulations include myrtle, rose wood, violet, ginseng and many other herbs and plants whose beneficial properties have always been known to humanity. It’s concentrated oil, which has to be used in very small doses. It does not grease and dries quickly.

How much Oil 31 should I use?

Considering the differences between the many formulations available on the market, it’s always better to refer to the dosage reported on the packaging. Depending on whether the product is more or less concentrated, different quantities of drops will be required. However, the quantities are always very small: being a concentrated product, it’s always better not to overuse.

What’s the purpose of Oil 31?

What can we use Oil 31 for? It can be used for many reasons; so many that the versatility of this exceptional product is really amazing! Let’s look at what Oil 31 does and what incredible benefits can bring to different aspects of your life.

Oil 31 is an excellent remedy against cold.Oil 31 is an excellent remedy against cold

Oil 31 has balsamic, expectorant and fluidifying properties that fight the formation of catarrh and simplify its removal, but also offers relief in case of blocked nose and breathing difficulties.

Just put a drop of Oil 31 underneath the nostrils or with the handkerchief used to blow your nose to make your breathing less stressful.

A few drops of oil 31 in a bowl of boiling water will make a balsamic soup that will offer relief to congested nose and throat. Likewise, Oil 31 can be used during Aerosols.

A few drops in the radiator will make the room more welcoming for anyone with irritable or blocked nose. Oil 31 can also be added to milk and honey for a sweet and comforting hot drink for throat and nasal congestion. Mixed with lemon juice, it will be perfect for soothing gargling inflamed throats.

Oil 31 is an effective method to prevent and heal muscular and joint problems.

The anti-inflammatory and pain properties of these herbs not only ease contractures’ pain, for example cervical pain, but also prevent headaches.

10 drops of oil 31 mixed with a body cream is an ideal solution for numbness of muscles and joint pains. It’s enough to spread the ointment obtained on the sore parts for a couple of days, until full absorption. The faint properties of Oil 31 will also be beneficial in case of inflammatory and torsional pain. Few drops on the temples will ease the most persistent headaches.

Oil 31 cleans and disinfects teeth and gums.

To rinse your mouth with a little water and a few drops of Oil 31 will keep your oral cavity clean, and prevent heavy breath even for smokers. Added to the toothpaste on the toothbrush, it gives a nice breath and reinforces the gums. A few drops of Oil 31 in a glass of water are ideal for disinfectant flushing and gargle, or even to soothe irritated gums.

Oil 31 is a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic.

Its formulation allows disinfecting body and home, giving a sense of freshness and cleanness. It can be used to perfume home and cabinets, or added to the diffuser on the heathers to make the air cleaner.

It’s effective against small wounds, itching caused by insect bites and as a natural after-treatment. Its soothing properties heal cuts, scratches and escorts, removing itching and annoyance. It even prevents the dandruff!

Oil 31 - Holyart
Oil 31 – Holyart

Oil 31 eases the belly cramps, even in the case of a menstrual cycle, and helps digestion.

By massaging the belly with a few drops of Oil 31, you’ll get rid of all kinds of abdominal cramps. Two drops swallowed with a little sugar or mixed with a cup of chamomile before each meal helps with digestive problems. Have a cup of chamomile or hot water with 3 drops of Oil 31, a little honey and a few drops of olive oil in the morning before breakfast and in the evening before bedtime is an excellent regulator for your metabolism.

Oil 31 is an incredible cream for swollen legs and feet.

Oil 31 has exceptional refreshing and soothing properties. When the heat makes your legs heavy and your feet swollen, add some drops to the bubble bath and have an invigorating shower; alternatively, add it to the body cream for a relaxing massage and instant relief. Oil 31 is also great for relaxing pedicures and foot massages.

Oil 31 gives energy and tone to body and mind, preventing stress.

Immerse yourself into a hot tub filled with 20 drops of Oil 31 to experience a relaxing and energizing experience, as well as a joy for your breathing.

Combined with massage oil or moisturizer, Oil 31 is excellent for massages of any kind, or simply for a scented and refreshing cuddle.

By itself, or combined with soap, Oil 31 gives freshness and a scent to the whole body.

Oil 31: Some feedback

After describing the incredible properties and benefits of Oil 31, we decided to let our customers speak for us. Below you’ll find some reviews that were written by those who bought the Oil 31 of the Camaldolese monks that you can find here on Holyart.

Michele M.

“Very good. I heard of it before and was pleasantly impressed with the perfume (especially for those who have a cold like me). Fast shipping: it arrived one day after ordering it. Highly recommended”

Massimo T.

“This is the first time I’ve used the product. I found it extremely useful, and it unblocks the nose in case of colds. Also useful when put in the humidifiers of the radiator to purify the air”

Pier M.

“Very useful for massages, or when added to the aerosol in case of colds or bronchitis, or just before going to sleep: some drops on your chest will help you breathe better.”

Ornella F.

“It’s a fantastic product. My right arm hurt for months, I massaged 3 times with Oil 31: the pain is still there, but it’s much lighter. Before I didn’t have any strength … I had a similar problem with my foot: I have arthrosis, and it can be incredibly painful especially when I walk. With Oil 31, I can ease the pain … It’s funny because I never believed in herbs… “

Manuela L.

“It’s an extremely versatile product. I used it for neck massages to find cervical relief. It’s amazing for headaches. I almost have to put it under lockdown since my family loves it too!! I’ll take another one.”

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Birth and evolution of confraternities: from Roman times to today http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/birth-evolution-confraternities-roman-times-today/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:08:20 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=357 Confraternities are associations of laic Christians who decide to gather together to promote aggregation, increase devotion and worship, and perform charity, penance and catechesis. They’ve existed since the origins of Christianity in Roman times, and quite likely the first confraternities took inspiration from secular institutions […]

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Confraternities are associations of laic Christians who decide to gather together to promote aggregation, increase devotion and worship, and perform charity, penance and catechesis. They’ve existed since the origins of Christianity in Roman times, and quite likely the first confraternities took inspiration from secular institutions before them, such as Roman collegia or Greek fraterie.

Over the centuries they have assumed different denominations from region to region from confraternities to caritas, consortia to sodalitium, gilda or schola, or even company or congregation.

Regardless the name, confraternities usually start within the Church. Only the ecclesiastical authority can recognize its validity and change its statute and everything that has to do with it.

Those within the brotherhood maintain their laic state, unlike the first confraternities in which only members of the clergy could participate. They do not have to take the votes, and they can follow their human, working, and family lives.

Starting as prayer’s communities, collective reading of the scriptures, but also to assist infirm and poor, orphans and foreigners, medieval confraternities frequently practiced self-depravation and other forms of cruel penitence to invoke divine mercy. In particular we recall the battenti and the disciplinati, who in the 11th century would scorn themselves in procession to commemorate the Passion of Christ.

From the sixteenth century, the tendency of confraternities shifted more to the practice of charity, the creation of hospitals and shelters, and common devotional practice. In particular, we recall the “Bianchi”, dressed in a white flax-colored sail with cap and a red cross on the chest.

Amongst other things we have to thank the confraternities for the preservation of much of the artistic and cultural heritage of the church, works and documents preserved in their archives, such as the Seven Works of Mercy painted by Caravaggio for the Church of Pius Monte della Misericordia of Naples and The Stabat Mater of Pergolesi made for the Arciconfraternity of the Knights of the Virgin of the Seven Sorrows of Naples.

The contribution of the confraternities was fundamental against the spread of Protestantism in Italy and in the struggle against heresies. They still play a crucial role today in the life of laic Christians, bound together by their desire to face the small and great vicissitudes together. The traditions of the past have remained in the colors of the gown that the members of confraternities wear, and the medallions of the confraternities that portray the effigy of the group they belong to.

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The order of the Barefoot Carmelites http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/order-barefoot-carmelites/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:56:06 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=327 The Barefoot Carmelites (or Discalced Carmelites) are nuns whose life is devoted to God by solemn vows. The order was founded in 1560 by a group of nuns following Saint Teresa of Jesus, a charismatic woman and religious figure, who wanted to breathe new life […]

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The Barefoot Carmelites (or Discalced Carmelites) are nuns whose life is devoted to God by solemn vows. The order was founded in 1560 by a group of nuns following Saint Teresa of Jesus, a charismatic woman and religious figure, who wanted to breathe new life into the Carmelite order, by restoring the old rules and reforming its life’s choices. In part, she drew inspiration from the reform implemented by the Franciscan Peter of Alcantara.

The Discalced Carmelites are cloistered nuns, mainly devoted to contemplative prayers. The spirituality of the order is strongly devoted to the figure of Mary, considered as an example of life in communion and devotion. The life of the Discalced Carmelites is defined by specific schedules and acts that mark the liturgical time and work inside the house, the garden, or the orchard. They are required to maintain a climate of silence and prayer.

Some monasteries of the Discalced Carmelites produce delicious jams and other products made from crops and orchards. These products, sold in the shop of the monastery or distributed in some Italian shops, contribute to the maintenance and management of the monastery itself. The choice of excellent raw materials and the natural and traditional artisanship allows for jams and other products a wide range of flavors to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

The jams of Discalced Carmelites are produced with care according to ancient recipes. The fruit is collected, treated and left to cook with traditional methods, to provide a tasty and authentic result. The various jams produced by the Discalced Carmelites are the result of traditional methods. They are produced responsibly, with no additives, and are 100% natural. A healthy and genuine specialty that leads back to ancient and precious flavors.

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The Fatebenefratelli: the friars of the Order of St. John of God Hospital http://192.168.99.122/com/monasteries/fatebenefratelli-friars-order-st-john-god-hospital/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:51:33 +0000 http://192.168.99.122/com/?p=287 Fatebenefratelli is the popular term used for the monks belonging to the Hospital Order of St. John of God. The name comes from the Italian phrase: “Do good to yourselves, brothers, for love of God” with which St John of God, founder of the order, […]

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Fatebenefratelli is the popular term used for the monks belonging to the Hospital Order of St. John of God. The name comes from the Italian phrase: “Do good to yourselves, brothers, for love of God” with which St John of God, founder of the order, and his first companions used to accompany their work of mercy.

The Fatebenefratelli was created and has always existed as a hospital order, devoted in particular to the cause of the dying, the poor, the sick and prostitutes.

The movement began as laical in Spain during the first half of the sixteenth century, and soon became a religious community. In addition to devote themselves to the less fortunate, the brothers of the order, as in many other monasteries, followed the rules of poverty, chastity and obedience professed by St. Augustine.

The Fatebenefratelli soon also spread outside of Spain, in Europe and in mission lands. Free from territorial constraints, they went wherever they were needed, on battlefields and on ships storming the oceans, to the ends of the world.

The mission of the Fatebenefratelli was and is to assist anyone who needs help, with no ethnic, social or religious distinctions.

St John of God has led an adventurous life, before finding Faith. He had been pastor, mercenary, mason, bookseller, always traveling between Spain and Portugal, rootless, and homeless. In 1538, after hearing a sermon of St. John of Avila in the city of Granada, he realised he had to dedicate his life to others. His initial fervour was such that, taken for a lunatic, he was incarcerated in the hospital, but this only served to reinforce his decision to put himself at the service of the sick and poor. According to Lombroso, he was responsible for the creation of the first modern hospitals, where patients are divided according to disease and needs. In these structures, the friars of the Order not only cared for the sick, but they also studied medicine and surgery, acquiring the knowledge to make truly benefit the suffering.

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