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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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latest updates (3/18/2020)

abbey church and guesthouse closed due to nationwide coronavirus concerns

Based on diocesan directives, the Abbey of New Clairvaux is doing what it can to help protect the monks and the public during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.   

We ask visitors to our Abbey to observe the precautions posted in our public areas. The guest house retreat facility will be temporarily shut down beginning Monday, March 23.  The gift shop and Welcome Center will be closed to the public.

 A provisional re-opening date is Monday, June 1, but this is subject to change.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we pray for the health and well-being of all.

We continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates to this site as they are available.




There will be no public access to the church effective immediately.  The monks continue to keep those afflicted by the Coronavirus in prayer and offer up Mass daily for their intentions.

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.