Around the Abbey

Labor Day

This morning at Chapter we had the first presentation of our looking back to our beginnings as we celebrate our 50th Jubilee Year.  Sr. Gail, formerly known as Sr. Bernard dressed in our pre-Vatican II habit.  Then she read a prose/poem written by Sr. Mary Ellen of Wrentham about the founding of Wrentham, our founding house.  Sr. Gail got very choked up while reading about some of the foundresses of Wrentham whom she knew well.

Later,we celebrated Labor Day by beginning our Candy Season.  From Labor Day until the beginning of December we make our candy full time.  When December comes we are busy sending out packages to our customers for Christmas.  This is a special time of year for us.  Most projects stop and only necessary work such as laundry, cooking and cleaning are done because it is all hands on deck to produce the candy which supports us.  It’s special because we work closely together in this endeavor.

Today we had a special Terce in our little prayer room and a special coffee break where we partook in eating some of our own candy.  The biggest hit as always was the Hazelnut Meltaways.  If you haven’t tried them you should.  They are soooo good.  We love the caramels too!