Roots

The tradition of care & generosity that began in the convent of the Minims in Mane, France.

Name

Le Couvent des Minimes is named after a convent located in Mane, in the south of France.

Mission

To perpetuate the long tradition of simplicity, care and generosity that has been the tradition of the Mane Convent since its creation.

Values

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 healing.

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.

History

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 the world.

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.

Products

Le Couvent des Minimes aims at being everyone's daily partner, and proposes a complete range of natural skincare recipes.

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