After the first day of autumn, we finally had a good drench of rain throughout the night and a better part of the day. Even though the lingering warmth of the sun can still be felt in the air, it seemed as if the thirsty land soaked up all the moisture like a sponge. The fall equinox marks the point when due to the earth's tilt and axis, we start to experience the lengthening of the night and decreasing hours of daylight. Here at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, we too tend to shift gears as we bring the summer harvest to a close. The changing season also indicates a time to pause and to be grateful for the blessing of warm summer nights and bright sunny days. We certainly are grateful that we have each other to celebrate the many wonders we experience in creation.
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