A short Blog

A short Blog

Friends, a short post to share-

Heaven can be defined in only two letters: "us"
Hell can also be defined in only two letters: "me"

Reflect on this, then guide your life by it.

With Love,
Br. Christopher and your brothers of New Clairvaux



Cistercian monastic life gives primary place of chanting the Opus Dei or Divine Office in community as well as personal time spent in sacred reading which fulfill the monk's sacred duty of seeking God.


Cistercian monastic life allows rooms for guests because all guests are to be received as Christ.  We never know if we have entertained angels.

Life in Common

Cistercian monastic life is communal:  We share all things in common as did the early Christian community so as to live in greater charity and union with Christ.