Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux

The Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA (just north of Chico) is one of 13 pilgrimage sites designated in the Diocese of Sacramento for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The men living at the Abbey are of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), commonly known as Trappists. The Cistercian monastic tradition dates back to… Read more →

Understanding Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si

Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si has been widely misunderstood by both the secular and religious press. The document’s scope is much broader than the reported Climate Change theme. It looks at not only man’s effect on the environment, but also the many philosophical, theological, and cultural causes that threaten the relationships of man to nature, man to his immortal soul and man to… Read more →