Annual Carmelite Monastery Fundraiser Held Today

Annual Carmelite Monastery Fundraiser Held Today

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(KSL News) -- Thousands of people enjoyed today's warm weather in Holladay at the Carmelite Monastery for the monastery's annual fundraising fair.

The dozen nuns who live there are cloistered, which means they do not leave. So once a year they open the gates and invite their Utah neighbors inside.

They sell handcrafts, food, and have an auction in hopes that those attending the fair will donate to the nuns' livelihood.

Sister Mary Joseph, Carmelite Monastery: "People from all over come and they are very supportive of us, for which we are grateful."

It's also a chance for families to enjoy the last remnants of summer.

The funds raised here provide 80 percent of what the sisters live on each year.

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