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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Introducing Lay Cistercian group at New Clairvaux Abbey


The monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux have given formal recognition to a community of Lay Cistercians officially affliated to the abbey.  To learn more, please contact Michelle Nagy at

church open for tours

Our new abbey church is open for self-guided tours starting from 2:30 until 5 p.m.  Monday through Saturday.  Church is closed for tours on Sundays.  For guided tours, please contact our Development Department at 530-839-9936 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