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.
News & Announcements
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3rd: Mary West
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Monastery Plans & Goals
Saint Andrew's Abbey Goal: $100, 000. Total Amount Received $83,118, (83% of goal) Number of Participating Donors 105. As indicated in my October letter, I hope to reach our goal of $100,000 by the end of December. Please know that it's not the amount of your contribution that matters, but the fact that all of you are helping to fulfill the spiritual mission of the Abbey. Consider an online donation today...Thank you as always for your support and being part of the extended Abbey community. May God Bless you all... Abbot Damien Toilolo, O.S.B