Prayer

Hospitality

Manual Labor

Simplicity

Solitude

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.

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MONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

May 31 - June 2, 2019

The monks of New Clairvaux invite single, Catholic men, ages 18-35, to experience the monastic rhythm of prayer and work at the Abbey for a weekend.  Meals and lodging are without charge. 

View the WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Space limited to 8 people. 

To register, complete our ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Brother pierre la pointe, ocso

Brother Pierre was born in Detroit, Michigan and entered the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1952.  He was sent on Gethsemani's fifth foundation here at Vina and arrived with the first contingent of 26 monks on July 2, 1955, a fact that he was always proud of.  Brother was jack of all trades but held the position of welder and mechanic for over 30 years maintaining our fleet of trucks, cars tractors and farm equipment.  Brother loved his independence but he embraced death in true monastic spirit surrounded by the care and support of his brothers.  The Lord called him home on the evening of May 5, 2019.

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
8 pm - GRAND SILENCE

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
8 pm - GRAND SILENCE