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.

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words with wine

october 29, 2020

Saint Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry invite you for another Words with Wine virtual event!  This month's virtual discussion will be on Graham Green's classic "The End of the Affair" led by Mrs. Heather Hughes Huff on Thursday, 10/29, from 7:30 - 9 pm EST.  A glass of our New Clairvaux wine is encouraged!  For more information and registration, visit  

We look forward to seeing you there!


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.

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.