Abbazia di Novacella today
ore than 850 years after its foundation, the Augustinian Canons Regular monastery of Neustift, its community of Canons
and staff, still carry out a wide variety of duties, all of which could be described as pastoral care in the wider sense.
Today the Neustift Canons Regular still serve more than 20 parishes
where their work involves pastoral care duties. In addition to classic pastoral care work they also continue to carry out their education mandate in various forms. The Neustift school boarding house
opened at the beginning of the 1970s to accommodate almost 100 boys. At the same time the tourist centre opened, responding to the growing importance of tourism for the monastery and South Tyrol in general which became evident in the increasing numbers of visitors who continue to come year after year to become acquainted with Neustift and join in guided tours
of the monastery complex. This also led to the foundation of the present-day Novacella Education and Conference Centre
The monastery still maintains itself economically through the cultivation and sales of agricultural products such as culinary herbs and fruit. In addition the wines from the Novacella/Neustift vineyards and monastery winery
are famous throughout the world and have scooped the most coveted national and international awards.