Madrid, Spain, May 11, 2020 / 13:40 pm
The San Pelayo Monastery, located in the city of Oviedo in the Asturias autonomous region in northwestern Spain, has housed a community of Benedictine nuns since the year 994.
The nuns bind and restore books, and starting in 2016 they have made and sold pastries to support the community.
The sisters had prepared a wide variety of baked goods to sell during Holy Week. But with the lockdown mandated by government to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, they instantly lost their customers and decided to donate the pastries instead.
They asked a neighbor for suggestions on someone who might need their donations. The Spanish daily ABC reported that the neighbor messaged a WhatsApp group of 33 people, noting that the religious sisters sell baked goods as a way of supporting themselves but had a surplus of pastries and no customers.