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The Cloister Shoppe

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543 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ US

As of February 1, 2012 we are no longer taking orders by phone unless they are being picked up at the Monastery. Thank you!

The quickest way to get in contact with us is email: giftshop   *@*   summitdominicans.org

Thanks for shopping with us! God bless you for your support!
About Our Monastery
The Cloister Shoppe is the online shop of the Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit, New Jersey. To learn more about us and our monastic way of life, please visit our website:


About Our Products

Our monastery’s line of soaps and candles is handcrafted in small batches with love and care by our nuns, always using the finest and highest-quality ingredients. All our soaps contain glycerin to soften combined with shea butter or goat’s milk to moisturize and nourish skin. Our wide choice of fragrances, from light florals to deep musks, offer a delightful variety for gift-giving for every person and occasion. Best of all, because the soaps and candles are made and packaged by our nuns each is wrapped with prayer! The Story Behind the Soap’s Name Translated from the French as the “Sign of God”, the “Seignadou” (pronounced “Seh-nya-doo”) was seen by our founder, St. Dominic de Guzman on July 22, 1206, as he kept vigil on a hilltop in Southern France. In answer to his prayers for guidance, a large fireball descended from the heavens and hovered over the the Church of Saint Mary of Prouilhe. His prayers were answered. He would establish the the first shoot of the “Holy Preaching” at this sacred site marked out by God, the first community of Nuns of the Order of Preachers. We chose this name, so beloved to Dominicans, for our soap in honor of the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Nuns.

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