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 has re-opened.  The guidelines recommended by the State of California to re-open businesses are being followed.  Please call the guesthouse at (530) 839-2434 or email for more information or to make a reservation.  

The bookstore is fully open and situated next to the Welcome Center.  Please call Br. William at (530) 736-3292.   

The Church has re-opened for self-guided tours, Monday-Saturday 2:30-5:00 PM.   The Church is closed on Sundays, except for Mass.

The Church is also closed on Monastic Solemnities, Community Retreats, and Holy Days.   For the rest of 2021, these closure dates are November 1, November 14-21, November 25, December 8 and December 25.   

Masks are required for all indoor visitors, including guest retreatants. 

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 on Facebook.

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!


(VIGils, lauds, terce, vespers & compline)

Guest retreatants are welcome to join the monks for the celebration of the Divine Office of Vigils (3:30 AM), Lauds (6:30 AM), Terce (9AM), Vespers (5:45 PM) and Compline (7:35 PM) during the weekdays.  

Daily Mass is open to the public on Sundays at 7:30 AM, and at 7 AM on Monday through Saturday.  Masks are required. 

The communion cup is distributed to the monks only until further notice.