Welcome to New Melleray Abbey's home page. We are delighted that you have come. We invite you to explore whatever interests you, and recommend that you visit our Abbey News page.
New Melleray is a Cistercian (Trappist) monastery located in the rolling farmland south of Dubuque, Iowa. We support ourselves by farming and making wooden caskets (visit us at Trappist Caskets).
Currently, about 30 monks live, work and pray at the Abbey. We hope that you will find one of Cistercians' best-filled missions is providing hospitality to guests.
The monks of New Melleray are Catholics, professing the Rule of St. Benedict in the spirit of the founders of Citeaux, as handed on in the tradition of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, within a community wholly orientated to a contemplative life of prayer.
Dom Brendan Freeman, O.C.S.O.
Click on the image below for a short video about New Melleray Abbey
Welcome to the Monastery