The men’s guesthouse accepts men (or boys under supervision of a guardian). 9 rooms are located in the main residence building. Each room has a sink and a shower, and a common bathroom for each hallway. The remaining rooms are at an overflow facility located at the site of the old monastery, a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the monastery. Each room has sink; bathroom and showers are in common.
Guests are invited to attend all the Hours of the Divine Office throughout the day, as well as the low Masses (which start sometime between 6:30 and 7am) and the High Mass at 10am. They also take their meals with the monks. Breakfast is taken in silence; for lunch and supper there is a reading during the meal. Finally, if they so desire, guests may work with the monks during one of the work periods. For the rest of the day they are free to pray, read, walk, in short to spend their time as they see fit. Spiritual direction and Confession is available by request, either through the gatehouse or through the guest master.
One should pack as for a stay in a hotel; bedding, towels and meals come with the lodging.
Guests are asked to wear long pants and a decent shirt to the offices and meals, but may wear other clothing for work or recreation.
We ask for $50 per night per person in the main residence and $40 per night in the old monastery. This includes meals and lodging. It may be possible to contribute one’s labor in lieu of the donation; you may arrange this with the Guest Master.
How do I find the Abbey?A Monk2022-03-29T11:58:29-05:00
Clear Creek Abbey is located in the countryside about twenty minutes’ drive north of Hulbert. Usually, the GPS systems recognize the Abbey’s address (5804 Monastery Road). However, we advise newcomers to download the directions available on the Abbey’s website: www.clearcreekmonks.org/directions.
How much does it cost to stay at the guesthouse?A Monk2023-01-05T12:22:59-06:00
For the Men’s Guesthouse: We suggest $50 per night per person for those staying in the main guest house, $40 for those at the old monastery; this includes meals and lodging. It is sometimes possible to work for one’s stay; you may arrange this with the guest master.
For St. Martha’s Guesthouse: $100 per family; for groups: $30 per person.
For St. Mary’s Guesthouse: $60 for a smaller room; $80 for a suite; $400 per night for the whole cabin for families and $40 per person for groups over 10.
For Bethany: $50 per person. Arrangements of lodging fees can be made with the guest master for special situations (e.g., for a family sharing a room $75 per night).
For those who will be coming by plane, renting a car is the best option for a short visit.
Men staying at the Guest House may, alternatively, take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to the Abbey. Note that one cannot be picked up from the Abbey by Uber or Lyft due to its remote location unless this is arranged beforehand. The Guest Master will in most cases be able to arrange for a ride back to the airport as long as it is not on a Sunday or Feast day nor too early in the morning (before 10AM). If the above options are not possible, ask the Guest Master about arranging a ride to and from the airport.
Women guests staying at Bethany should have their own means of transportation during their stay since the women’s guesthouse is one mile from the Abbey by a dirt road with two steep hills in between.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454