The tradition of care & generosity that began in the convent of the Minims in Mane, France.
Le Couvent des Minimes is named after a convent located in Mane, in the south of France.
To perpetuate the long tradition of simplicity, care and generosity that has been the tradition of the Mane
Convent since its creation.
Tradition of Care: Our recipes are inspired by the food recipes that the Franciscan Missionaries
of Mary used to prepare. We choose natural ingredients with time-proven benefits, perpetuating their tradition of
Simplicity: We use simple, well-known ingredients, focusing on what is really necessary and
excluding what is not. We don't over-promise: our products are efficient and easy to understand and we make sure our
product presentation is of simple and good quality.
Generosity: We give back 1% of our total sales to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary's
association to support childhood and health education projects.
Built in 1613 in the village of Mane, in the South of France, the Convent of the Minims was turned into a hospice
in 1862. In 1909, a community of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary moved in, inhabiting the convent for almost a century
and opening its doors wide to the destitute. They took care of the hospice residents with boundless generosity, good
cookery recipes and excellent ingredients that they grew at the convent.
Le Couvent des Minimes was created in 2004 to perpetuate this tradition of care, simplicity and generosity. Our
skincare recipes combine generous textures with ingredients known for their beneficial properties. We give our recipes
the same attention, the same love, the same smiles that the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary give to others, all over
They currently accompany and support local populations in over 80 countries worldwide. To help them in their aid
missions for children and healthcare, and pay tribute to their actions in the Convent, we give back 1% of our annual
sales to their association. The first projects we are supporting are a kindergarten and a nursing college in the
South of India.
Le Couvent des Minimes aims at being everyone's daily partner, and proposes a complete range of natural skincare
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