Brother Christopher Harmon prepares more boxes of fruitcakes to be shipped from the Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va. The monks have been making fruitcakes for nearly 40 years for sale to help cover the costs of day-to-day operations. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Brother Christopher Harmon prepares more boxes of fruitcakes to be shipped from the Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va. The monks have been making fruitcakes for nearly 40 years for sale to help cover the costs of day-to-day operations. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)