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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We are happy to announce that the guesthouse will re-open on April 30, 2021 on a limited basis.  The guidelines recommended by the State of California to re-open businesses will be followed.  Please call the guesthouse at 530-839-2434 or email for more information or to make a reservation.  

The bookstore is also open, by appointment only.   Please call Brother William at 530-736-3292 to make arrangements to visit.

As of Saturday May 1, 2021, the Church will be re-opening for self-guided tours, Monday-Saturday 2:30-5pm.    The Church is closed on Sundays, as well as the following 2021 Holy/Retreat Days:  May 22, June 11, June 24, June 29, July 2, August 20, November 1, November 15-20, November 25, December 8, and December 25.   

Mass and prayer remain closed to the public.   Docent-led group tours remain unavailable until further notice.

live stream of sunday eucharist

We will continue to go live via Facebook once a week on Sunday.  Our Eucharistic liturgy will start at 7:30 a.m. every Sunday:

Also, the monks are trying to grow their YouTube channel in order to live stream more Sunday liturgies and reach a wider audience.  Please, consider subscribing to our YouTube channel:

Thank you for your continued support of our mission and ministry of prayer!

holy mass and divine office prayed in private

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.