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

Triduum Schedule

Holy Thursday April 18, 2019
Midday Prayer 12:30 PM (no noon Mass)
Mass 8:00 PM

Good Friday April 19, 2019
Stations of the Cross 11 AM
Midday Prayer 12:30 PM
Veneration of the Cross 3 PM

Holy Saturday April 20, 2019
Matins 7:30 AM
Midday Prayer 12:30 PM
Easter Vigil Mass 9:00 PM

Easter Sunday April 21, 2019
Lauds 7:30 AM
Mass of the Resurrection 12:00 PM


The monks have begun to move into the new Senior Monastic Housing Building!

Monastic Construction Timeline