California monks reconstruct 800 year old building

Monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California are rebuilding an 800 year old chapter house transported from Ovila, Spain to California in 1931 by William Randoph Hearst.

Hearst's intention was to rebuild the chapter house on his estate Wyntoon, but those plans were halted by the Great Depression, and for decades the stones lay virtually ignored in Golden Gate Park. Read about history, progress, tours and giving opportunities at The Saga of the Stones (see link below).