Abbey   Valyermo

St. Andrew's Abbey

juridic titleAbbey
type of monastery 24 monks , 400 lay oblates CongregationAnnunciation Congregation (Annunt)address St. Andrew's Abbey

31001 N Valyermo Rd.
P.O. Box 40
Valyermo, CA 93563-0040
GMT offsetGMT-08:00
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +1 661 9442178
fax +1 661 9441076
email address
Email of the
code of closest major airport LAX
closest major city Los Angeles
Vincent's Gap (Palmdale)
exitfrom 14 Freeway: Pearblossom Highway (138) (0) (0)
craft work and other products Saint Andrew's Abbey Ceramics
Olive Oil
otherAnnual September Art Festival
patronale feastSt. Andrew (30/30)

Founded in China in 1929 by the Abbey of Sint Andries Zevenkerken, the Benedictine community of St. Andrew's was transferred to California in 1956. The principal apostolate of the monastery is hospitality through the Retreat House and Youth Retreat Center. The monks offer retreats and workshops, assist at local parishes and chaplaincies, and teach at the diocesan seminary.