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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giftshop / bookstore

new location

Our small monastery giftshop / bookstore has a new location!  It has moved from the Welcome Center to Saint Bernard's Hall to allow for social distancing.  The larger space also means more room for new merchandise.  The Abbey of New Clairvaux is featuring unique sacred art and religious gifts from the Creator Mundi collection.  These are unique, heirloom-quality items you won't find anywhere else online.  OUR MONASTERY GIFTSHOP AND BOOKSTORE IS OPEN BY RESERVATION FRIDAY - SUNDAY.  Please call our guestmaster Brother William at 530-736-3292 to make arrangements.  OR visit them online


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.