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

Welcome to the Abbey

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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 their busy life to renew and refresh their body and spirit.

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  • 2017 Lenten Appeal

    Saint Andrew's Abbey through April 10th
    Amount Received: $20,710
    Number of Participating Donors: 159

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Holy Week Schedule 2017

April 9 Passion Sunday

11:30 AM Mass (Procession starts by the Ranch House)

April 13 Holy Thursday

12:30 PM Midday Prayer

8:00 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 14 Good Friday

A Day of Silence

11:00 AM Stations of the Cross

12:30 PM Midday Prayer

3:00 PM The Passion/Veneration of the Cross/Communion

April 15 Holy Saturday

12:30 PM Midday Prayer

9:00 PM Easter Vigil Mass of the Lord's Resurrection

followed by reception in the Guest Lounge


April 16 Easter Sunday

12:00 PM Conventual Mass of the Lord's Resurrection