In 1958, the Camaldolese established New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA.
The monks labors include hospitality, retreats, book store, writing, and original art, pottery and music.
Many of the monks were called to monastic life as a second career. Former lay careers of community members include college and high school teaching, performing arts, engineering, clinical psychology, chemistry, construction and the military.
Former religious careers include service as diocesan priests and as members of Benedictine, Franciscan, Salesian, Saint John of God and Redemptorist orders.
Incarnation Monastery was established by the Camaldolese in Berkeley, CA in 1979.
Strategically located adjacent to the University of California Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, Incarnation serves as a house of studies for Camaldolese monks as well as an urban retreat center.
The Incarnation Monastery Monastic Institute shares Benedictine spirituality with the GTU theological community.