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Artisan Candles

brotherbasilcandles.jpgMade with love by Br. Basil Taylor, OSB, a monk who grew up in Subiaco’s own back door--Ft. Smith, AR! Br. Basil entered the novitiate at Subiaco Abbey on Feb. 8, 2013 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge in electronics and computer support. 

“When I joined the monastery there was currently no one that was making candles. In the past there had been a couple of monks who made the candles that we use in the church. In one of the sacristy work rooms there is a wall of cabinets and they were just full of candle stubs. Instead of just throwing them all away when we started to clean that room out, I went and asked around to see if anyone knew anything about making candles. No one did but they pointed me to a little building down below the east end of East Park called the bee house. This little two-story building was where one of the brother monks had at one time set up for harvesting wax and honey from his many bee hives around the monastery.  Not needing the large wax processing equipment that had been used in the past, permission was given for me to move what was needed into one of the towers in the monastery. Soon after starting to melt down and remold the church candles, I had a number of people ask about scented candles for themselves, so after some research and lots of failed experiments, this is what we now have. Our candles have become a best-seller in our own Coury House Gift Shop. We now offer them to you through our online store.” 


  • Candles (Abbey Vineyard)

    Candles (Abbey Vineyard)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Abbey Vineyard--it evokes the sweet smell of luscious grapes hanging from the vines on an early misty morning in September in the vineyard at Subiaco Abbey...

     
  • Candles (Apple Harvest)

    Candles (Apple Harvest)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Apple Harvest--the fragrance of hot apple pie, just out of Mom's or Grandma's oven, on a crisp autumn day. The perfect blend of juicy apples and a touch of...

     
  • Candles (Cinnamon Vanilla)

    Candles (Cinnamon Vanilla)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Cinnamon Vanilla--a great "kitchen" candle, this blend of fragrances will lighten the mood and may make you want to pop something in the oven. These...

     
  • Candles (Crème Brule)

    Candles (Crème Brule)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Crème Brule--the combination of the fragrances of vanilla and caramelized sugars makes you want to take a spoon to this candle...smells good enough to...

     
  • Candles (Pumpkin Spice)

    Candles (Pumpkin Spice)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Pumpkin Spice--this signature scent of autumn invites happy memories of cool days and falling leaves. These scented candles are made of 100% natural soy...

     
  • Candles (Warm Vanilla)

    Candles (Warm Vanilla)
    $10.00

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Warm Vanilla--an inviting scent in any setting, vanilla relaxes the senses and brings thoughts of comfort to mind. These scented candles are made of...

     
  • Candles: Variety Pack of FIVE

    Candles: Variety Pack of FIVE
    $40.00

    A Variety Pack of five candles for one price makes an excellent gift because of a bundled savings on shipment.Why not experience the spectrum of fall scents with a multi-candle package? Share some with friends or infuse your...

     
  • Candles: Variety Pack of THREE

    Candles: Variety Pack of THREE
    $27.00

    A Variety Pack of three candles for one price makes an excellent gift because of a bundled savings on shipment.Why not experience the spectrum of fall scents with a multi-candle package? Share some with friends or infuse...

     


 

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