Vina

Location

Official Name Abbey of New Clairvaux

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Country USA

City Vina

Address 26240 Seventh Street

Postcode 96092-0080

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (530) 839-2161

Telephone 2 [1] (530) 839-2434

Fax [1] (530) 839-2332

Community Email monks@newclairvaux.org

Guesthouse Email reservations@newclairvaux.org

Website www.newclairvaux.org

Superior Dom Paul Mark Schwan, Abbot 2009-2021

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Sacramentensis (Sacramento)

OCSO Region USA

Founded/Restored 1955

Origins

Founded by Gethsemani in 1955, and raised to the rank of abbey 1959.

History

1955: Purchase of the property of Vina, a beautiful piece of around 236 hectares of very rich land, where one could easily harvest 6 or 7 crops of hay each year, and where many varieties of fruit tree are grown. Gethsemani sent a group of 12 choir monks and 14 laybrothers, who left the motherhouse on 29 June 1955 and arrived at Vina on 2 July. The house was named New Clairvaux.
1970, 28 November: Fire destroys a large part of the monastery.

Foundations

Shuili, 1991

Father Immediate

Gethsemani

Daughter Houses

Liesse (Our Lady of Joy, Lantao, Hong Kong) since 1960; Juigalpa

Past Superiors

Anselme STEINKE — Superior — ?/09/1955 – 27/10/1959
Eusebius WAGNER — Abbot — 27/10/1959 – 24/06/1968
Bernard JOHNSON — Abbot — 31/07/1968 – 07/10/1970 (v.57)
Thomas DAVIS — Sup. ad nutum — 22/10/1970 – 22/07/1972
Thomas DAVIS — Abbot — 22/07/1972 – 01/12/2008

Work and Sources of Income

Fruit orchards, a vineyard and wines.

Guest Facilities

3 suites and 6 single rooms. A conference room that seats 40 people comfortably. A guest chapel available for group masses, etc., a meditation room, bookstore, and guest dining facilities.

Transportation

Bus Terminal : Corning, California. Airport : Chico, California.

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