Manual Labor



Welcome!  For over 900 years, Cistercian abbeys around the world are oases of prayer, work, beauty, silence and light - a place to dwell and delve deeper to the heart of Christ.  For us who make the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux our home, we invite you to come away a while and share in this oasis and we pray you carry with you that beauty, serenity and light you experience here back into our world.

Welcome to New Clairvaux

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christmas concert at the abbey

The Abbey of New Clairvaux will host the North Valley Chamber Chorale on Sunday, December 15th.  Their annual "Infant Savior" Christmas concert directed by Dr. David Scholz starts at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets are available online at or

new guesthouse policy

We are a Cistercian monastery and follow the Rule of Saint Benedict with the tradition of extending hospitality to guests and visitors.  New Clairvaux's guesthouse has 15 rooms (including 2 for double occupancy) each with a private bathroom and shower.  A non-refundable, non-transferable $80 deposit per person secures your reservation.  Suggested offerings for a retreat are $80 per night per person. You are welcome to give more or less depending on your financial means.  For details, please call our Guest Porter at 530-839-2434 or email

Weekday (mon-Sat) Schedule

3:30 am - Vigils followed by 20-minute meditation
6:30 am - Lauds
7:00 am - MASS
9:05 am - Terce
12 pm - Sext followed by 10-minute Examen and Angelus
2:05 pm - None
5:45 pm - Vespers
7:35 pm Compline

sunday schedule

3:30 am - Vigils
7:00 am - Lauds
10:30 am - MASS
5:45 pm - Vespers followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
7:35 pm - Compline