661-944-2178 31001 North Valyermo Road P.O. Box 40 Valyermo, California 93563 information@saintandrewsabbey.com

Welcome to the Abbey

Saint Andrew's Abbey is a Benedictine monastery, a religious community of Roman Catholic men who are vowed to a life of constant conversion and witness to the Gospel. The monastic community was founded in China in 1929 by the Abbey of Sint Andries Zevenkerken in Brugge, Belgium. The monks prayed, taught, and worked in China until they were expelled by the communists in 1952.In 1955,the community relocated to Valyermo in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. The Abbey is a sacred place where every day, ordinary people can come away from the hectic city-life to renew and refresh their body and spirit.

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Consider supporting the Abbey through your time and talent. We are in need of volunteers for our various mailings.Call the Development Office for details:661 944-8959

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Monastery Plans & Goals

  • 2015 Abbot's Appeal Update

    Saint Andrew's Abbey Goal: $100, 000. Reached and exceeded our goal by over $40,000

Read More and Link for Donations
2015 Abbot's Appeal Update
January 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

One of the most wonderful gifts of this past Christmas Season was your exceptional generosity in responding to the Abbot's Appeal for donations to the Abbey.

When I set the goal of $100,000, I was hopeful about reaching this amount by the end of December. I am so please to tell you that we not only reached our goal but exceeded it by more than $40,000!

Your thoughtfulness will help improve the operations of the Abbey in so many important and real ways...Because of you, we will more confidently continue God's work here in the high desert, offering a holy place for quiet rest and prayer for His people.

Be assured of our prayers for you throughout this Year of Mercy.

Gratefully yours,

Abbot Damien