Winter Woes

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“We do suffer a good deal from winter. There is nothing nastier than an American winter. Up until close to Christmas the weather is rather mild. However, then it gets ferociously cold. At times, there is pouring rain, then east and north winds bring loads of snow, which the southern sun licks off a few days later. Thus, the weather is always changing and so suddenly at that, that it is not rare for two extremes to occur within one hour.”

—Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.

—From Boniface Wimmer, Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania, translated by Dr. Maria Von Mickwitz and Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., editor.