"There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge - that is curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others - that is vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve - that is Love."
Our Abbey Church remains closed to the general public for all services and tours until further notice. The monks continue to keep those afflicted by the Coronavirus in prayer and offer up Mass daily for their intentions.
Following the directives from the Diocese of Sacramento, the celebration of Holy Mass and Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) will be celebrated by the monks privately. There will be no public celebration of weekday and Sunday Mass at this time due to current public health emergency until further notice.
May Our Lady of New Clairvaux, Queen and guardian of this Cistercian abbey, stand together with us in the shadow of her Son’s cross so that we might come to know the joy of His glorious resurrection. May her tender intercession bring healing to all who are afflicted, eternal rest to those who have died, and comfort to all those who mourn. May her maternal affection cause us not to lose hope but to hunger more deeply for the Bread of Life and thirst more longingly for the Chalice of Salvation.