Carmelite CrestCarmelite Monastery of Christ the King
Christchurch, New Zealand

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"Labour is also a way of associating ourselves with the redemptive work of Christ. " (Constitutions)

All the sisters share in the usual household tasks.

Cooking Sewing a Habit Cooking

We work as well to support ourselves by the making of Altar-breads and art-work, etc.

Baking Altar Breads Cutting Altar Breads Painting Candles

Click Here to view some of the Sisters' artwork

We also tend our gardens, orchard and small farm attached to the monastery.

Gardening Raking leaves Feeding Cattle