The aroma of Christmas fills the air

I don’t know what’s in your pizzelles but the Mount’s pizzelles are full of love and fun. Sister Marilyn Schauble, with the help of Sister Karen Oprenchok, whipped up the batter ahead of time so there was no delay in the baking. Newer members were initiated into the annual tradition and learned the ropes from a number of resident experts who have been pressing pizzelles for years. “It didn’t take them long to catch on,” said Sister Marilyn of Colleen Leathley and Priscilla Richter, both participants in the Benedicta Riepp Monastic Experience program. “In no time they were turning out great pizzelles.” Community members and some oblates and friends cheered them on and lent a hand as well, making for a strong team of bakers.

“With the aroma of vanilla and anise our home has officially begun to smell like Christmas,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. “The fragrance wafting through the halls is a teaser to remind everyone what they might expect at the agape after Christmas Eve liturgy when the pizzelles will be among the cookies served.”

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