So Thankful and Blessed

 

This Thanksgiving weekend has been kind of busy–you\’ll see what happened in a later post! But we wanted to share some of our Thanksgiving preparations with you. We had a lot of fun setting up the community room for our traditional \”talking\” Thanksgiving meal. 

Setting out the tablecloths

Admiring our Thanksgiving-themed paper plates

Bengal Spice herbal tea–a gift from a Sister\’s family!
The finished room

Last minute cooking and prep

Off to set the table!

Singing our Thanksgiving grace

Another view of the grace

The inevitable clean up–it wasn\’t too bad
 
We are so thankful for the many blessings God has given us this past year, even in the midst of COVID-19 and other disasters. We had food to eat and good company, and we\’re well aware of the many people who had to sacrifice one or both of those things this year. We thank God for bringing us together as a monastic family, where we strive to love one another and build each other up in charity and peace. 
 
May this coming Advent be a time of joyful expectation as we await the coming of our Savior!