All Souls Day Prayer Request
Remembering loved ones or friends who have died is a traditional monastic practice which we follow here at the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux. We make prayer the central priority to which nothing is to be preferred. Each evening at Vespers we recall those who been presented to us for commemoration. We are honored to do this.
Welcome to the Sacred Stones project of the Abbey of New Clairvaux!
The Sacred Stones project is the reconstruction of an 800 year old Chapter House from a Cistercian monastery in Ovila, Spain. Considered the most important room in a monastery, this historic structure is being rebuilt at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.
After a journey of thousands of miles and taking nearly 80 years, new life is being breathed into these stones. Their new home, a community in the fertile soil of the Sacramento Valley, seems an unlikely place for such a magnificent building.
We invite you to explore the rich history of the Chapter House and the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Join people from around the world who have become supporters of our project and share a common belief that these stones are, indeed, sacred.