After our Vespers and Compline service, the monastic community joined the crowd gathered under the shade of walnut trees along the St. James Vineyard Block. Aimee Sunseri, our winemaker, welcomed everyone to New Clairvaux and made some introductions. Then, Abbot Paul Mark led us through the ritual of harvest blessing. We gave thanks to God for the good year of harvest we’ve had and prayed that this year’s harvest may indeed be abundant so that we may continue to share the graces we receive with others.
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