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AVA, Mo. (RNS) Some monasteries make jelly, creamed honey, even world-class beer. For the last 25 years, the Trappist monks of Assumption Abbey here in the foothills of the Ozarks have made fruitcake. By Kellie Kotraba.


  1. It is really good to see the balance of work and prayer. While the cakes are very good and we actually have bought some before, it is good to see you guys doing very well and being able to balance your prayer with work and be successful. I continue to wish you the best and thank you for the inspiration to keep a balanced life myself.