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.

Fr. Mark Scott, O.C.S.O.
Phone: 563.588.2319


"Listening and Discerning: A Life Directions Weekend" (May 27-29, 2016) is designed to give single Catholic men between the ages of 22 and 45 an opportunity to explore the possibility of a religious calling while experiencing the rhythm and balance that lies at the heart of monastic life. Click here for more information about our community.

Phone: 563.588.2319

Brother Paul Andrew Tanner, Vocations Director

Brother Paul Andrew Tanner
Vocations Director
New Melleray Abbey
6632 Melleray Circle
Peosta, IA 52068

Click on the image below for a short video about New Melleray Abbey

This is a longer video (58:19) about New Melleray Abbey