Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux

The brothers of the Abbey of New Clairvaux are a community of Trappist monks living a life of contemplative prayer and work.  This abbey belongs to the worldwide Catholic Order of monks called the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance.




in the church’s annual celebration of All Soul’s Day and throughout the month of november, the monks of the Abbey of new clairvaux will honor the memories of those who have left this world and offer prayers for the eternal peace of all souls.

we invite you to send us the names of those you would like us to include in this remembrance.

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    Join Us For Montastic Experience Week

    MAY 13 – 17, 2024

    We invite young, single, Catholic men (ages 18-35) to experience a weekend here at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Full room and board in our guesthouse (meals included) with no required fees. Experience the monastic rhythm of prayer, sacred reading and manual work. See weekend schedule for more details. To register, please complete this webform.


    View The Weekend Schedule

    Friday, April 28

    Arrival in the afternoon

    5:00 p.m. Welcome / Orientation

    5:45: VESPERS

    6:15-7:00 – Supper (all meals in St. Luke’s Dining EXCEPT Sunday noon meal)

    7:35: COMPLINE
    8:00 – GRAND SILENCE

    3:30 AM: VIGILS (Optional)
    Breakfast anytime between 4:00-9:00 AM
    6:30:  LAUDS

    7:00 EUCHARIST
    8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast

    9:05: TERCE
    9:15:  Conference (meet in Guest Library)
    12 noon: SEXT
    12:25 – 1:00 – Noon meal in St. Luke’s Dining Room

    1:00 – 1:55 – Siesta
    2:00 – NONE (mid-afternoon prayer in Church)

    2:15 – 4:15 – Manual Labor

    4:15 – End of Work
    5:45 – VESPERS
    6:15 – Supper in St. Luke’s Dining Room with Novice Director

    7:35 – COMPLINE

    8:00 – GRAND SILENCE

    3:30 AM: VIGILS (Optional)
    7:00: LAUDS

    7:30 – Abbot’s Chapter Talk
    8:00- 9:00: Breakfast

    12:15: Noon meal with Monks (meet in Church)
    Departure Sunday afternoon or Monday morning
    5:45: VESPERS

    6:15 – Supper
    7:35: COMPLINE
    8:00 – GRAND SILENCE

    Regular Weekday Prayer Schedule & Departure in morning for those remaining.

    Program Director is available for individual meetings any day during the weekend: those interested may sign up to make an appointment time.

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    OCTOBER 9-13, 2023

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      Season of Lent

      Each week during the season of Lent allows us to forge a deeper bond with the LORD through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Download our LENTEN BOOKMARK for weekly suggested practices to observe to help you on your Lenten journey with the Lord.  Each Sunday during Lent a new video will be added.  So check out our Lenten Videos to learn more.

      New Clairvaux monks in prayerMONASTIC EXPERIENCE WEEKS

      Offered twice a year, these week-long programs are geared toward single, Catholic men who desire guidance in the art of vocational discernment.  Participants may be discerning any vocation, not only religious life or priesthood.  Limited to 4 – 6 participants.  Dates for upcoming weeks:  May 13-17 & October 21-25, 2024


      Living Monastic Wisdom – An Summer Immersive Experience at the Abbey of New Clairvaux

      A monastic immersion program for single, college-age men who desire to experience the fully daily rhythm of manual work and prayer of the monks.  Weekly conferences on the Rule of Saint Benedict and reflection allow for opportunities to deepen one’s spiritual practice.  Duration:  30-day minimum commitment to 90 days during the summer months (June-July-August).

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