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.

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father anthony bellesorte, ocso

june 15, 1935 - march 22, 2018

requiescat in pace


Father Anthony passed peacefully into eternity Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Father was born in 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He entered the Dominicans in 1963, was ordained to the presbyterate in 1969, transferred to Vina in 1972 and professed stability in 1978.   Father was 82 years old, had been in Cistercian life for 45 years and 48 years as a priest when the Lord called him.

holy triduum schedule 2018

Holy Thursday - 4:30 p.m. ~ Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday - 4 p.m. ~ Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Easter Sunday - 2:30 a.m. ~ Great Easter Vigil Mass

10:30 a.m. ~ Easter Day Mass


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