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Tour of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux, Monastery in Vina!
Sacramento Pilgrims … Mark your Calendars for Saturday, October 27th for a trip to the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux, Monastery in Vina! This will be a cross chapter event with the Chico Chapter who have invited the Sacramento chapter to join them on a tour of this historically significant site! Note: the RSVP will be to the Chico Chapter, (firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and number in party). They will be coordinating numbers of participants …for the day. All information provided below … It should be a great day!!
Note: There is a suggested $10 donation for the tour. As we get closer to the date we can talk about coordinating carpools up from Sacramento!
Tour of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux, Monastery in Vina, Tehama County Saturday, October 27th at 9:45 a.m.
We have arranged an hour and half docent led tour of The Abbey of New Clairvaux to include the history of the Abbey land and Chapter House, a tour of the grounds, the famous winery, and all those interested will be able to attend the newly opened 800 year old Chapter House for the noon prayers (Sext followed by 10 minute Examen and Angelus).
The Chapter House is the oldest building in the U.S. west of the Rockies. There is a possibility we may be able to walk approximately 2 miles round trip to the Sacramento River which forms the Western border of the Monastery grounds. If we are granted permission to walk to the river, the duration on Abbey grounds would be extended approximately 1.5 hours depending upon weather and how long we choose to bask in the beauty of the environment: possible views of Mt Lassen, snow capped mountains to the west, feathered and furry wildlife, orchards and groves.
Please click the link below for additional information about this beautiful, historic religious site so near to us.
You must RSVP for this tour by e-mailing: email@example.com with your name, phone number and number in party.
DATE: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and number in party
CAR POOL: Meet at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church parking lot 566 E. Lassen Avenue, Chico at 9:45 am to arrange carpool drivers and passengers
TOUR: 10:30 to 12 noon at the Monastery, those who wish to stay longer may do so within the visiting hour schedule for the Monastery.
DEPART the ABBEY: approximately 12:30 pm
RETURN: 1:00 pm or later if you choose to extend your visit (approx. 1.5 hrs for river walk or for wine tasting)
NOTE: NO PICNICING is allowed on the Abbey grounds. if we are granted permission to walk to the river you may chose to bring light snacks, water.
DRESS: Appropriatel for visiting the new church and the weather. If weather is stormy, we will reschedule.