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.
God speaks to us in many ways-through relationships, our experiences, sacred texts such as the Bible and many more. Visio divina, Latin for divine seeing, is praying with images to listen to God's words.
In an effort to stay in closer contact with our friends, we would like to include you in our monthly updates from the abbey. The monks remember all of our friends in daily prayers and invite you to enjoy a quiet moment of reflection in the presence of God's Glory.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.