Prayer

Hospitality

Manual Labor

Simplicity

Solitude

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.

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JULY 11 - SOLEMNITY OF SAINT BENEDICT

The monks celebrate the feast day of Saint Benedict as a solemnity on Thursday, July 11th.  The Abbey Church is closed for tours on a solemnity.  The public is welcome to attend Eucharist and prayer services.

CHURCH HOURS / TOURS

Self-guided tours available from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.  The Abbey Church is closed in the morning on Monday-Saturday, except for prayer services.  Guests and retreatants are welcome to attend prayers held through the day.  ***The Church is closed all day Sunday, besides Holy Mass at 10:30 AM which is open to all.  For all other questions, please call 530-839-9936.

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 reservation@newclairvaux.org.

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
8 pm - GRAND SILENCE

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
8 pm - GRAND SILENCE