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Knights of Columbus assist with orange harvest

Knights of Columbus assist with orange harvest - (01-02-2015)

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Photo: Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration Gladys Ruth Noreen, OSB, shows off the spoils of labor after volunteers from the Knights of Columbus spent a day picking oranges from the fruit trees at her monastery in Tucson, Ariz.

Members of the Knights of Columbus and their families spent Saturday, Jan. 31, volunteering their time harvesting orange trees at the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's monastery in Tucson, Arizona.

According to Sister Kathleen Clare Lahl, OSB, the bounty is so large this year that volunteers will return next week to complete the harvest. The trees, some dating back more than 70 years, are truly exceptional. Horticulturists have told the Benedictine Sisters that such trees typically bear fruit for only 30 years.