Shop our ONLINE store while in "stay-at-home" status. See you soon!

 

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May Clearance Sale!

Beginning May 1st, everything in our store will be on sale for the month of May (online sales only) to make room for new summer merchandise.  We hope to have our Third St. gift-shop re-opened by June (following state and local directives). Gift certificates are also available. 

Who Are We?

Hand-Made

Justly Created

Hand-Made

Many of our items are hand-made by local artists including metal work, paintings, and wood-work.  In addition to shopping in our store, join us for a class to make your own hand-made creation!  

Unique

Justly Created

Hand-Made

You are sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift item! The Green Shepherdess is focused on fostering and promoting creativity. 

We offer a variety of workshops, retreats, and classes at the "1850 House" in Painesville. 

Justly Created

Justly Created

Justly Created

We carry a variety of fairly traded, sustainable gift items from around the world including coffee, tea, housewares, and more.  We carry pieces from a number of local artists as well. 

WE LOVE products produced by HONEY BEES!

Heavenly Organics RAW HONEY

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

Heavenly Organics RAW HONEY

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Heavenly Organic Honey is harvested from naturally-occurring, wild beehives in Northern and Central India and parts of the Himalayas. Due to their remote location, each wild beehive contains the purest honey that is pesticide- and pollutant-free. The free-range bees in these hives constantly contribute to the environment, pollinating plants to foster biodiversity.

Heavenly Organics CHOCOLATE

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

Heavenly Organics RAW HONEY

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Made with the purest and simplest ingredients, our 100% Organic Honey Patties are the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Velvety, raw white honey is naturally flavored and enrobed in a dark chocolate shell to form a decadent, bite-sized piece of heaven. Add these grab-and-go treats to a lunchbox or briefcase for a midday energy boost.

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

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Just Bee products are designed to deliver outstanding results while utilizing the highest quality of natural ingredients. They are high performance, clean, cruelty-free and bee-friendly. From the inception of Just Bee, we have dedicated ourselves to producing 100% naturally high-quality products that nourish and protect your skin. 
All Just Bee products are thoughtfully crafted in small batches to ensure you receive only the best nature has to offer.

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Just Bee AFTER BATH OIL

Just Bee AFTER BATH OIL

Just Bee LIPBALM and CUTICLE CREAM

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Just Bee's 100% Natural After Bath Oil is a carefully blended waterless lotion made with only the finest oils, infused with bee pollen. Massage a small amount into your skin immediately following a bath or shower to lock in moisture. Also, try our oil as an alternative to shaving cream or as a pre-wash hair conditioner.  Our oil absorbs quickly and leaves a delicate scent.

Sister Bees CANDLES

Just Bee AFTER BATH OIL

Sister Bees CANDLES

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Our Sister Bees 6oz handcrafted beeswax candles are made with pure Michigan beeswax and coconut oil. Each single-wick candle burns for nearly 30 hours while warming your living space with a delicate, pleasant fragrance. Beeswax candles are the cleanest, brightest, and longest burning candles. 

Sister Bees SALVE

Just Bee AFTER BATH OIL

Sister Bees CANDLES

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Bee Beautiful soothes & restores hands & body with the amazing benefits of beeswax, vitamin E, and aloe vera.  Bee Beautiful has a gentle, earthy aroma with SEVEN essential oils, specifically chosen for the health of your skin, featuring lavender.  We know you will love it, and so will your skin!    (Perfect for dry, cracked heels, hands, elbows, and any skin part that needs daily care.)

Renewing Viriditas through the creative arts

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What is The Green Shepherdess?

It is the creative genius of St. Hildegard of Bingen expressed in diverse and tangible ways here in Fairport Harbor, Ohio! 


Rev. Dr. Shanon Sterringer has been a student of St. Hildegard of Bingen for over a decade culminating in several graduate and post-graduate degrees.  Having traveled to Bingen, Germany on several occasions for research and pilgrimage, Shanon felt a call to bring the charism of this 12th century creative genius to NE Ohio through ministry, writing, creative arts, and this unique gift-shop. 


Hildegard of Bingen was holistic in her approach: mind, body, and spirit are equally important to one's overall health and wellbeing.   Hildegard was a German, Benedictine Mystic, Healer, Preacher, Artist, Musician, and Abbess who understood a divine order to all of creation.  Her work supports the idea that we express our love and admiration for this sacred presence when we co-create a "greener" world through art, writing, music, dance, liturgy, natural healing, and simply sharing the gift of ourselves with others. 


She believed we begin to feel "dry" or lacking in viriditas (greening power) when we are disconnected from the divine presence.  When we engage in activities that foster creativity and relationship, we renew and restore viridity and become green again. 


This gift store seeks to build and renew relationships on the local level through partnerships with local artists.  On the global level, The Green Shepherdess is dedicated to mission of promoting "fair-trade" and sustainable practices.  We hand-select the products we sell with the intent on bettering the lives of those who produce the products.   


In addition to two doctorates, Shanon holds a MA in Catholic Social Teaching and has been involved in a number of "fair-trade" programs over the last two decades focused on just wages, safe working conditions, and women's empowerment. She has travelled to a number of places where the products are being produced and she brings her personal experience/awareness to this effort. 


The Green Shepherdess is not simply a gift shop.  It is an experience and an opportunity to make a difference in our world - locally and globally - with each purchase.  For more information, please email office@thegreenshepherdess.org 


Photo 2019: Rev. Dr. Shanon Sterringer on the intersecting bank of the Nahe and Rhine Rivers in Bingen, Germany