The monks were surprised by the gift of baskets of fruit, found at their places in the refectory. Each monk found a basket of oranges, a banana, and an apple together with a personal valentine wish from one of the students at LaSalle Catholic Elementary School in Holy Cross, Iowa. It was probably the only valentine greeting some monks will receive this year. It was a very thoughtful and touching gesture by these young students. Their handwritten and signed notes were very precious and some monks kept them tucked under their napkins. They were rays of warmth and light in some dark and Covid covered days of February.