Associates of the Iowa Cistercians

This website is intended to help meet the needs of the Associates of the Iowa Cistercians. The AIC meets monthly at New Melleray Abbey or Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey near Dubuque, Iowa. Membership in the AIC is open to Christian men and women who feel a calling to a contemplative lifestyle in the world and who wish to model that lifestyle on values and practices evident in Cistercian monasteries.

If you are interested in finding out more about the AIC community, please read the FAQs at the link below. If, after reading that, you are interested in joining AIC, there is a link for emailing our application coordinator at the bottom of that page.

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Associates of the Iowa Cistercians FAQs
Benedictine Values