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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.

Welcome to New Clairvaux

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GUEST HOUSE, BOOKSTORE, ABBEY CHURCH and tours

We are happy to announce that the guesthouse has re-opened with limited capacity.  The guidelines recommended by the State of California to re-open businesses will be followed.  Please call the guesthouse at 530-839-2434 or email reservation@newclairvaux.org for more information or to make a reservation. 

The bookstore is also open.   Please call Brother William at (530) 736-3292 for more information.

The Church has re-opened for self-guided tours, Monday-Saturday 2:30-5pm.   Docent-led group tours are available Monday through Saturday, by appointment only.  Please call the Development Office at (530) 839-2161 to schedule a tour or to find out more information.   

live stream of sunday eucharist

We will continue to go live via YouTube once a week on Sunday.  Our Eucharistic liturgy will start at 7:30 a.m. every Sunday on YouTube.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission and ministry of prayer!

Divine office & mass

Guest retreatants are welcome to join the monks for the celebration of the Divine Office of Vigils (3:30 AM), Lauds (6:30 AM), Terce (9AM), Vespers (5:45 PM) and Compline (7:35 PM) during the weekdays.  

Daily Mass is open to the public on Sundays at 7:30 AM, and at 7 AM on Monday through Saturday. The communion cup is distributed to the monks only until further notice.  Vespers is open to the public daily at 5:45 PM.    Masks are required.    

Summer harvest days: During the summer harvest, the monks have to move up daily Lauds and Mass to 5:45 am. By 7 a.m. the monks start picking grapes before the heat of the day sets in. These days are not consecutive so the schedule will revert to the regular time with little to no notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The church will be closed for self-guided tours, as well as Vespers, on the following dates:

August 15, 20; November 1, 14-19, 24; December 8, 26.  

The church is always closed on Sundays except for Mass and Vespers.