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.   The Church is closed on Sundays and Holy Days (except for Mass).

Mass is also now open to the public.   Sunday Mass is at 7:30 AM, while Mass on Monday-Saturday is at 7:00 AM.   

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!

divine office

(terce, lauds, vespers & compline)

Guest retreatants are welcome to join the monks for the celebration of the Divine Office of Terce (9 am), Lauds (6:30 am), Vespers (5:45 pm) and Compline (7:35 pm) during the weekdays.  Sunday hours are posted beside the guest entrance to the church. 

Daily Eucharist is open to the public during weekdays at 7 a.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 a.m.  Masks are encouraged.  The communion cup is distributed to the monks only until further notice.