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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 - october 2018


The Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux once again welcomes the participation of young, Catholic men, ages 18-35 for a Monastic Experience Weekend!  The emphasis will be on monastic prayer and lectio divina (prayerful reading).  This weekend starts from Friday evening, October 5th until Sunday afternoon on October 7th.  Meals and lodging at New Clairvaux are offered without charge.  Space is limited to 8 participants.  For online registration, go here:  MEW2018.

For full weekend schedule, please visit:  Monastic Experience Weekend October

church hours

The Abbey Church will be locked in the morning on Monday-Saturday, except for prayer services. Guests and retreatants are welcome to attend prayers held throughout the day (for more information see prayer schedule). If you wish to enter the church for any reason besides prayer, it is open for self-guided tours Monday-Saturday from 2:30pm-5:00pm. ***The Church is closed all day Sunday, besides Holy Mass at 10:30am which is open to all.  For all other questions, please call 530-839-9936 during working hours.

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