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Offline TinaG

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Gift for a monk
« on: April 14, 2011, 11:23:35 AM »
Does anyone have any suggestions for a small, easily shipped present/gift that could be sent to a monastic living in another country (Australia)?  A monk friend of our parish was elevated to the schema and we'd like to send a congratulations card and I thought it might be nice to include a gift of some kind.   The obvious one is $$$ but had hoped for something a little more personal. 

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Re: Gift for a monk
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 11:51:45 AM »

Well, as a monk, I am assuming he would shun most material things. 

Could you send him a "special" prayer rope? 

A prayer card of a special saint (either his patron Saint, or yours) that he could use to mark the pages in his liturgical books? 

What about a really pretty wind chime that could be hung in the monastery gardens?  They have some lovely and religious windchimes with crosses at the top.


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Re: Gift for a monk
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 01:09:10 PM »
A bottle of wine he can share at dinner?
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Re: Gift for a monk
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 07:18:49 PM »
Tea from the Vashon Monks. http://www.vashonmonks.com/

I would include a small ceramic teapot and a couple tea cups as well. It is a small monastery so you could contact them personally to make a little gift set I am sure. Tea is something that is quite relaxing/enjoyable for personal use or to share with friends.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 07:23:19 PM by Quinault »

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Re: Gift for a monk
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 12:41:46 AM »
All really excellent suggestions, thanks!  I'm inclined on the tea or coffee idea, though I need to find out what is and is not allowed to be mailed to Australia. 
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Re: Gift for a monk
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 02:54:35 AM »
All really excellent suggestions, thanks!  I'm inclined on the tea or coffee idea, though I need to find out what is and is not allowed to be mailed to Australia. 

You could try ordering from a store within Australia and having them ship it directly to your recipient.  That way you wouldn't have to worry about customs.
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