Holy Cross Abbey

Friday found my wife and I in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley and close to Holy Cross Abbey. A Franciscan friend had suggested visiting there recently and we did not let the opportunity pass us by. The abbey is situated in a beautiful area and is very peaceful. The Monks have a great giftshop and have a large selection of books and monastery produced icons and food for sale. Their own fraters top the list of delectables for sale. A friend of mine loves their fraters which are fruitcake covered with dark chocolate icing. After purchasing a half wheel of smoked cheese from Gethsemani Abbey and several fraters we walked to the chapel. We spent a few minutes in prayer for our journey and thanksgiving for a short vacation and getting together with family. Peace.

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