Our flowering fruit trees are at their peak and the bees are flying en masse to the flowers. We have two thriving bee hives and hope to be harvesting honey in the fall.
Our honey is usually a tasty blend of the flowering fruit trees, clover, alfalfa and wild flowers.
The “last of the prophets,” Saint John the Baptist, the Forerunner of the Lord as well as principal heavenly patron our Monastery, lived in the desert, Scripture tells us, and  a diet that included locusts and wild honey. While we don’t indulge in locusts (grasshoppers), we certainly do in honey!
With this comes the promise of our prayers for all the needs and intentions of our families, friends, benefactors and oblates.
Abbot Christian and the monks