The secret of the bazaar

Big and small were happy when visiting our bazaar - about the encounters, the products and also the first snow.

Together with the Supporting Community of the St. Francis Sisters e.V., our Way Community,Konradshof, Turmanyay and other project partners, we had an exhausting but wonderful day at the Basilica.

If you missed the bazaar, you can still buy some products at the Motherhouse Gate (daily between 9:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:30 - while stocks last).

You are also welcome to support our projects under the keyword "bazaar".

The following is a series of photos from the bazaar (click on the pictures to enlarge them):

  1.     The Advent Bazaar 2022 took place again on the square in front of the Basilica...
  2.     ...early in the morning the community of helpers met there...
  3.     ... tasks were distributed and the stalls assigned...
  4.     .... first of all it was time to scrape the ice ...
  5.     ... and shovelling snow on the sales areas
  6.     Then the goods were fetched from the temporary storage in the Franciscan monastery
  7.     ... some of them were quite heavy
  8.     What do we actually sell? The respective assortment had to be inspected first ....
  9.     ... and the stalls had to be stocked...
  10.     ...and decorated.
  11.     The range of products was again very wide - Advent wreaths...
  12.     ... Advent flower arrangements
  13.     ... gifts
  14.     .... Biscuits and pastries
  15.     .... Savoury and sweet treats from the monastery garden
  16.     ... Honey and honey products from the region
  17.     .... Secret Santa and other helpful creatures
  18.     ... knitted goods
  19.     .... Emergency tea
  20.     .... Angels
  21.     ... goods from Peru
  22.     .... Sewing and much more.
  23.     In between, of course, the mobile phones had to be checked regularly ....
  24.     ... and fire barrels on the square radiated warmth
  25.     There was a lot of hustle and bustle...
  26.     ... and from time to time there was a real rush
  27.     ... but it was possible to keep a good distance on the large square.
  28.     As always, Advent wreaths were sold out very quickly.
  29.     The helpers had a lot of fun
  30.     ... because the proceeds go to needy children in India and Peru and directly to other aid projects.
  31.     "Owie" was the secret of the bazaar - many thanks to all the buyers and helpers!

"If it does you good, then come!"


(St. Francis of Assisi)