Our monastery benefits greatly by the dedicated work of our employees and partners. From guesthouse services to the winery and orchards, our ongoing monastic labor at New Clairvaux would cease to be what it is today without these people. So the monks took some time to prepare a banquet to thank them for being part of New Clairvaux Abbey. They were invited to join the monks in choir for the Divine Office of Sext, our noonday prayer, and then proceeded to the refectory for a social and an Italian meal prepared by our cook. After singing "O Come, O Ye Faithful", it was time to pick 2 names out of a hat for our prize giveaways. This year's prizes went to Leslie and Joan.
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