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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saturday july 14


Local market opens at 9am - Blessing Ceremony begins at 10:30am

Join us in this 1400 year old tradition of celebration and blessing of the harvest and those working to ensure a robust growing season.  Guests can tour the winery, vineyard and new church.  Sample our wines and also enjoy local fruits, and vegetables, olive oil, monastic goods and a variety of mobile catering. Tasting glasses are $5.

guided tours

Self-guided tours start from 2:30 until 5 p.m.  Monday through Saturday.  Church is closed for tours on Sundays and Holy Days.  For guided tours, please contact our Development Department at 530-839-9936 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