I have a friend who visited Rome recently, and made it a point to visit as many cloistered convents as she could. She is very fascinated with religious Orders in Rome. She visited over 50 cloistered convents in Rome, and the immediate surrounding area. Some are the big Orders we all know about. Poor Clares, Dominicans, Visitation nuns, etc. But others are tiny Orders of Italian cloistered nuns that have maybe only 3-4 houses in the entire Order!!Nearly all the cloisters she visited (except the cloistered Augustinian nuns), wore the old fashioned original habits. She was very disappointed that the Augustinina cloistered nuns "Vatican Two'd" their garb. It's still a long monastic habit, but the typical little white "Vatican II" collar instead of the wide bib or wimple. Kinda stupid to change when they had the real deal.But she came home with perfume, cakes, tea, chocolate, rose petal rosaries, fudge, BEESWAX CANDLES, olivewood crucifixes,red wine, icons, fragrant soaps, and even a set of chapel veils all made by Roman cloistered convents. All enterprising nuns. Some (not all) of the cloisters had a good number of novices. She found only 1 cloister where the nuns were habitless....and they were all in their late 70's, and all originally from France. NO surprise there!!
6 Euro?! you can get the same for 2, if it is not prduced by some monastery. i like monastery products: vine, spirits, chocolate, lavender and so on, but their candles really are shamelessly expensive.
SS. Vincenzo & Anastasio (across the Trevi fountain) will have them for cheaper; not as big mind you, but since it is an Orthodox church, they do have them for the faithful to light before icons.