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Norbertines@900

The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré is celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2021. The order was founded on Christmas Eve 1121, but Norbertines like to celebrate, so we will begin a 14 month celebration in November 2020. Please join us in our celebration by clicking on the link below.

Our Journey

Retreats

Do you need solitude and rest? Is your group looking for a prayerful environment for your next meeting, conference or retreat?  Come enjoy our hospitality as an individual or a group amidst our diverse facilities in our natural desert environment.

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Our Journey

Vocation

Could God be calling you to consecrate your life to service of Him and His Church? Come explore the stirrings in your heart with us as we seek to give ourselves fully to God through our shared life of community, contemplation, and compassionate service.

Our Journey

Partners

Are you looking for other resources or organizations to explore your spiritual growth? Visit one of our ministerial, Norbertine, Roman Catholic, or other Christian partners to help you in your spiritual journey. They are local, national, and worldwide resources.

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Museum with relics and people
Our Journey

Events

Are you looking to grow in faith and connect with others seeking God in their lives? Attend one of our many events at the Abbey and throughout our local community as we seek to bring people of good will together in building the Kingdom of God.

Featured Events

Dec
3
Thu
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Join us for “Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration” on the first Thursday of each month through the end of this year from 7:00-8:00pm at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church – 5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.
We will also be streaming this hour of prayer LIVE on social media.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this night of prayer without RSVP’ing. If you are in good health and interested in participating in this prayer service, please email your name and how many people would be attending with you (if applicable) to cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org. We will respond to everyone regarding available space.
The church and restrooms have been sanitized. We ask you to please bring and wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in online. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
Dec
5
Sat
Welcoming the Indwelling Guest: An online Advent Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Online (Zoom)
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Welcoming the Indwelling Guest: An online Advent Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Online (Zoom)

This Advent will be different from any other as we prepare for Christmas during a pandemic. In this retreat, we are invited to reshape our anxiety and fear of the unknown by attentively preparing to welcome the Divine Guest, and by sprucing up our heart’s secret, inner room for the One who is always with us.

In this online retreat, we will explore how to welcome our guest wholeheartedly, and how to be receptive to the delights and challenges which may come with our inner guest’s loving presence. There will be time for individual reflection, sharing struggles and insights with others, and encouragement for the journey ahead.

Please register for this retreat by Monday, November 30, by emailing MAshcroft@norbertinecommunity.org or calling 505-873-4399, Ext. 204. A Zoom link will be sent to you once you register. Suggested donation (if you are able): $20.00-30.00.

 

Dec
18
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Join us for Taizé in the Desert at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of each month through the end of this year.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this prayer service without RSVP’ing. If you are in good health and interested in participating in this prayer service, please email your name and how many people would be attending with you (if applicable) to cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org. We will respond to everyone regarding available space.
The church and restrooms have been sanitized. We ask you to please wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in to the Facebook Live stream. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
Leave the noise of modern life behind for an evening of prayer at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121)! Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence and contemplation with other young adults and members of our community!
This is an ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer. Taizé is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe. Invite your friends and family.
Taizé is served by the Norbertine Community’s Office of Christian Discipleship & Religious Vocation at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. Contact Celina Chavez for more information at cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org.

Risen Christ sends us Apostles

Our Mission

The Risen Christ sends us Apostles to witness the reality and the power of a Christian community of faith by living a simple communial life according to the Rule of Augustine and the ancient traditions of the Order of Premontre by loving service to the Church of Santa Fe especially to its poor and needy.

Our Life

The Norbertine Community is a religious order that vows a lifetime of conversion and worship in all we do. We seek to grow in holiness in our relationship with God in, through, and with one another and those whom we serve.

Our Story

In the years after Vatican II, under the leadership of Abbot Benjamin Mackin, the men of St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, Wisconsin missioned some men to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico for a new Norbertine foundation.

Our Abbey

Our Abbey’s greatest resources are members. We believe that our vocation calls us to hold all things in common and to steward them for the greater good of our community and the people of God who surround our Abbey campus.

Ministries

Our central ministry is our way of life. The heart of our life as Norbertines is to grow in holiness and in our relationship to God in, through, and with one another.

Discern a Vocation

If you feel you may have a religious vocation, or have questions about religious life it is a blessed opportunity to explore those longings, questions and potential life paths.

Pray with Us

You are welcome to join us in prayer during our public liturgies! The general public and individuals and groups on retreat at the Abbey are invited to join us in prayer. Please note that times are subject to change.

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