Many families braved the wet cold weather on December 23rd to participate in our Christmas Tree Blessing. Our tree this year was a gift from the Verdi Construction Company, purchased at the Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Fire House where our New Horizons project manager, Mike Burton, is a volunteer fireman. With Mother Abbess the children sprinkled the tree with holy water and everyone present joined the Stabat Mater Schola in singing Silent Night. On Christmas Day our New Horizons construction site was beautiful in the winter light—silent and snow-covered, full of the promise of things to come.
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    Mother Alma Smoothing Concrete
  • Verdi Construction's heavy equipment operator Dan and his family at Christmas tree blessing
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Please note: Hospitality is an essential part of our Benedictine spirituality and as such we welcome you to visit the Abbey of Regina Laudis. However please be advised that photography on Abbey grounds is only allowed when permission has been pre-arranged. We ask that all guests refrain from taking photographs and capturing audio or video recordings in the Church and in the Chapel at all times. Thank you for respecting this request.