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Monks and nuns make time for prayer - and business

Total market for their "Made in Abbeys" products is estimated to be 75 million euros a year

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Nuns of the Saint-Vincent abbey and their non-religious employees attending a working meeting at the abbey in Chantelle, producing shower gels and perfume. The abbey even has a Facebook page.

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Nuns of the Saint-Vincent abbey and their non-religious employees attending a working meeting at the abbey in Chantelle, producing shower gels and perfume. The abbey even has a Facebook page.

BT_20171023_NAHABBEY23C_3141415.jpg
Nuns of the Saint-Vincent abbey and their non-religious employees attending a working meeting at the abbey in Chantelle, producing shower gels and perfume. The abbey even has a Facebook page.

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"The purpose is not to look for money to grow rich. We are not planning to do a stock listing! But to make a living with a reasonable margin." - Mother Pascale (above).

Chantelle, France

AFTER prayers at the Chantelle Abbey in Allier, central France, a marketing meeting between the abbey's nuns and their employees discusses the latest orders for its on-site soap and cosmetics products, the delivery destination: Germany.

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