Mitten im städtischen Leben – der Klosterladen im Wiener Schottenstift

Das SKIVRE-Team besuchte anlässlich des 5. Projekttreffens in Wien den Klosterladen des Schottenstifts und fand in Alfred  Kleinhappel, dem Leiter des Klosterladens, einen engagierten Gesprächspartner.  Seit 2000 gibt es den Laden an einem der schönsten Plätze der Wiener Innenstadt. Das Sortiment des Klosterladens umfasst Frischprodukte, Säfte und Obst der klostereigenen Landwirtschaft sowie Kulinaria anderer Anbieter wie Marmeladen und diverse Süßwaren. Die eigenen Produkte sind mit dem geschützten Schottenstift-Logo versehen. Produkte,[…]

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Stift Klosterneuburg: Qualifiziertes Personal für Qualitätsprodukte

Das 5. SKIVRE-Treffen führte das SKIVRE-Team nach Wien, wo Gastgeber Wolfgang Eisenreich (Wissenschaftsinitiative Niederösterreich) einen Studienbesuch ins Stift Klosterneuburg organisierte, das vom Orden der Augustiner Chorherren geleitet wird. Die SKIVRE-Kolleg*innen erlebten ein Paradebeispiel für einen attraktiven Klosterladen und eine nicht weniger attraktive Vinothek, die ein Vorbild im Branding für Klosterprodukte ist. In einer bewegten Geschichte über neun Jahrhunderte entwickelte sich das Kloster zu einem religiösen, seelsorgerischen, wissenschaftlichen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen[…]

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Qualified staff for quality products

The 5th SKIVRE meeting led the SKIVRE team to Vienna where host Dr. Wolfgang Eisenreich (Wissenschaftsinitiative Niederösterreich) organized a study visit to Klosterneuburg Monastery, which is run by the Augustinian Canon Order. The SKIVRE colleagues experienced a prime example of an attractive monastery store and a no less attractive vinotheque, which is a role model in branding. In an eventful history over nine centuries, the monastery developed into a religious,[…]

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Greek Orthodox Church interested in SKIVRE training material

Project meetings are mainly focused on administrative and content related issues – this is the same with the SKIVRE project. However, our SKIVRE team decided that we would like to get more out of a meeting and agreed that we try to complement the meetings with study visits to places and examples relevant for monastic product development. Our SKIVRE meeting in Athens in March 2020 was excellently complemented and accompanied[…]

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SKIVRE partners experience good examples for monastic products’ development in Belgium

The third SKIVRE project meeting was held on the 23rd and 24th of September 2019 in Leuven, Belgium, with the participation of all SKIVRE project partners at the Park Abbey in Leuven, hosted by our network partner Future for Religious Heritage  and their member PARCUM, an organisation offering thematic exhibitions and workshops for religion, art, and culture at Park Abbey. A study visit was done to Averbode Abbey close by. To start with:[…]

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“A good monastic product must be an ambassador of monastic culture”

What actually makes a good monastic product? SKIVRE spoke to someone who needs to know: Martin Erdmann has been responsible for the catalogue “Gutes aus Klöstern” at the German company “Manufactum” for about 20 years – and thus for a very special niche market. SKIVRE: Since 2000 you have been instrumental in building up a market for monastic products in Germany. How would you characterize this market today? What are[…]

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Bulgarian experience – monastic products in orthodox monasteries

The 2nd SKIVRE meeting was held in Bankya, Bulgaria, with the participation of all SKIVRE project partners. The meeting featured working sessions on the SKIVRE training modules as well as study visits to three monasteries; two of which are involved in the production of monastic products. The meeting had several working session dedicated to reflecting on the development of the Training Scheme and Digital Training Platform. This was complemented by a[…]

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Best practice: Sweet Shop at Santa Caterina Monastery in Palermo

The location couldn’t be better for the Christian-Arab-Norman heritage of Sicilian Palermo: Piazza Bellini is where cultures and epochs meet, and with them the city’s rich culinary heritage. “I segreti del Chiostro” (“The secrets of the cloister”) is an initiative which rediscovers the ancient traditions of monastic pastry. Sicily’s baking, even though it has its roots in ancient times such as the Greek colonization or the Arab domination, was born[…]

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SKIVRE Survey – invitation to participate!

How can the SKIVRE training scheme improve the development, production, marketing, distribution of monastic products? This is what we would like to find out by a Europe-wide survey. All persons working in or with monasteries or religious sites are asked to respond: staff in the production process, in the monastic shops, in distribution and marketing: SKIVRE kindly invites YOU to give us your opinion and experiences. Your role as a[…]

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Wanted: good practices for monastic products

The SKIVRE team is already working on a training programme to enable staff, monks, and nuns in European monasteries to successfully develop and market monastic products. We are looking for good practices! But what is a good practices? Assuming you are an employee in a monastery or monastery shop, then you certainly have products in your range that are particularly popular with customers. Tell us about it! Or, however, as[…]

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