The monks of New Clairvaux have much to give thanks for during this past year: Early in January this year, our postulant, Brother Luis, received the white habit of a Trappist-Cistercian novice. In August, our novice, Brother Guerric, received the black scapular and leather cincture as he professed his monastic vows. In October, our dear old Brother Regis offered his final thanksgiving and was received into the arms of our Creator. Finally, our walnut and prune orchards and our vineyard continue to produce healthy crops for the harvest. Now as the weather turns cooler, we witness the leaves fade from green to yellow, red and orange, and fall to the ground to create golden brown pathways. We will continue to marvel at the Lord's creation where the cycles of life and death come as natural as the change in seasons. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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