Due to the well-publicized storms that have damaged the California Central Coast roadway system, we are unable to ship items from the Hermitage at this time, because of road closures. We will reopen this online shop once the roads open up and delivery trucks are able to reach us. We do not have an estimated time for this; it depends on Mother Nature and the progress of road repairs. Please check back here on a weekly basis for any updates. We thank you for your support and prayers. Since we are unable to welcome guests here during this road closure, our main source of supporting ourselves has been taken away. If you care to make a tax-deductible donation to help, your gift, large or small, would be received with gratitude and thanks. Please go to https://contemplation.com/support-the-hermitage/ to learn more on how to donate. Blessings to you.

Father Arthur PoulinFather Arthur Poulin is a Camaldolese monk, priest, and artist. His landscape paintings reflect the beauty, harmony, and unity of creation; deep values that need to be celebrated and shared today. His work has been published in many forms and sold throughout the world.

Fr. Poulins paintings echo the Impressionists, yet he has developed his own original style. All his paintings begin with a black canvas. Through his contemplative process he starts with minute brush strokes, creating dots (mustard seeds) that will grow into the completed image. In the process he moves from darkness to light, the major theme of his work. When asked about his painting he speaks in terms of moving from the unknown to the known, from chaos to unity; which he sees as a sacred journey not to be feared.

All of Father Poulins originals are commissioned. Fortunately, a wide array of greeting cards and prints of his work are available. They are extremely popular, and we are delighted to be able to make them available here.

The note cards are listed below; cards come in a box with envelopes. Please click this link for information on how to order prints.

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