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.

St Andrew's Abbey from Images Above on Vimeo. (by Alan Corrie) Summer 2017

St Andrews Abbey from Images Above on Vimeo. (by Alan Corrie) Winter 2017


The monks are almost ready to move into the new Senior Monastic Housing Building!
A housewarming gift registration has been set up through Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Here is the information for the registry:
Name: Brother Paul Ortega
Number: 547118650
Website: www.bedbathandbeyond.com
You can look up our registry with either option. Whatever you buy, you just have to mail the items to the monastery (only option).
Thank you for your help and support!.

Monastic Construction Progress