Come Visit Us

New Melleray Abbey is located in the fertile farmlands and rugged woodlands twelve miles southwest of Dubuque, IA. Guests are welcome to visit the monastery and share in our daily liturgy from Vigils at 4:30am all the way through to Compline at 7:30pm. Through our liturgy, gift shop, guest house, and monastic center we offer hospitality to all who come to New Melleray whether it be for a few minutes of prayer or several days of a personal or themed retreat. Additionally, visitors are encouraged to visit and take a tour of Trappist Caskets where we produce the handcrafted caskets that are our primary form of manual labor and self-support.