The monks of Assumption Abbey and nuns of Nazareth Hermitage continue the monastic tradition of producing superior quality liturgical incense. Melleray is their bestseller: an all-natural incense resin made Trappist monks at the Nazareth Hermitage in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, USA. Each batch is carefully blended by hand with the finest all-natural ingredients and made with the finest frankincense from Ethiopia and India with a floral bouquet added for a sweeter scent.
This is a heavenly fragrance crafted from both Indian and Ethiopian Frankincense, combined with Rose and other floral ingredients. It is lovingly blended with prayer and intention for use in monastic settings. It is a very lovely fragrance with a subtle floral bouquet, ideal for ceremony, ritual, meditation, house clearings, or simply as a room fragrance.
Nazareth Hermitage sits on the top of a long ridge overlooking deep, forested valleys in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. The hermitage was established in 1976 with the permission of the local Catholic bishop. The two founding sisters made their vows in 1983. Each lives in her own hermitage, a small cement-block house dug into the side of the ridge. Nazareth Hermitage is modeled on the ancient “laura” concept. The name originates from fourth-century Palestine and describes a group of hermitages located around a central chapel.
Every day they meet in the community chapel for Mass. Once a week they gather for a common vegetarian meal, which they take turns cooking. Each hermit rises early, at 3 a.m. Each prays the liturgy of the hours alone. A Trappist priest, as spiritual father of the laura, meets with each hermit once a week for spiritual direction.
The laura supports itself by making and selling liturgical incense and charcoal.
Like all resin-based incense, this blend has no combustibles and so must be burned on top of charcoal. Take a look at the video below to see how to burn resins on charcoal.
Ways to use this Incense:
Burn this incense in your workspace to bring in more peace and higher vibrations.
Burn this incense in your bedroom, to bring in feelings of stability and safety.
Carry your brazier through each room of your house or workplace to cleanse and empower the space with positive spiritual energy.
Smudge yourself by waving the fragrant smoke over your body or wafting it over someone you wish to cleanse and bless.
Light this incense before doing spell work and let it burn while you dress and light your candle to elevate and empower your work.
Feed and cleanse your mojo bag by gently waving it through the fragrant smoke.
Dress a white beeswax taper candle with Spirit Guide oil and sprinkle a pinch of incense on it for extra empowerment.