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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abbot general's visit

On October 13, 2019, the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux had the honor of hosting the Abbot General of the Cistercian Order (O.Cist) for Sunday Eucharist and afternoon fellowship.  Abbot General Dom Mauro Lepori arrived to Sacramento in order to install newly appointed Father Dominic Tran, O.Cist as abbot of Cistercian monastery of Chau Son in Sacramento on Saturday, October 12th.  Dom Mauro took the opportunity to visit the Abbey of New Clairvaux the next day and tour the completed 12th-century Cistercian Chapter House that serves as our new permanent abbey church.

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

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

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