SANTA MARIA DE LA VID ABBEY

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Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

In these difficult and unprecedented times, we are called to a loving response toward all of our sisters and brothers. Although we are no longer able to gather with you as a community, we will remain a community in spirit and in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we navigate these difficult times, all of us at the Norbertine Abbey will keep you in prayer. Please stay safe and maintain a loving attitude and level of civility toward all people.

Cancelling mass is not an easy decision to make, but it is one that must be made during this crisis. After much prayer and contemplation, we have concluded that we must regrettably cancel all public liturgy (prayer and Mass) at the Abbey until further notice. The Norbertine library and Abbey offices will also be closed.

The Church of Santa Maria de la Vid will remain open for private prayer, as will the outdoor Way of the Cross walk.

We encourage you to visit the Holy Rosary Parish website, where the celebration of Sunday Mass can be found online, scroll down from the top image.

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

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.

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Featured Events

Apr
17
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church

All are welcome to join us at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM for this ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer. Taizé is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe. Invite your friends and family.

Leave the noise of modern life behind! Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence and contemplation with other young adults and members of our community! Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.

2020 DATES
January 17
February 21
March 20 – The Goodness of Every Friday
April 17
May 15
June 19 – 8th Anniversary
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

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.

Apr
18
Sat
Discussion: Poetry of Testimony and Love @ Norbertine Abbey
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Throughout history poets have felt a moral or ethical imperative to bear witness in their poetry to events such as war, environmental degradation, and other acts of injustice. Mona Lydon-Rochelle will guide us in a journey with 19th through 21st century poets who bear testimony such as Miguel Hernández, Anthony Hecht, and Anita Endrezze. We’ll engage with the poems heart-to-heart in small groups and explore what makes these poems powerful and moving for you as a reader.

Suggested Donation: $10.00

Mona Lydon-Rochelle is the author of “On the Brink of the Sea.” Her poems have appeared in such journals as The Southern Review, Notre Dame Review, Merton Seasonal, and Spiritus. She holds a PhD and MPH from the University of Washington and volunteers for Doctors Without Borders. To learn more visit https://monalydon.com/ 

 

May
15
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church

All are welcome to join us at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM for this ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer. Taizé is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe. Invite your friends and family.

Leave the noise of modern life behind! Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence and contemplation with other young adults and members of our community! Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.

2020 DATES
January 17
February 21
March 20 – The Goodness of Every Friday
April 17
May 15
June 19 – 8th Anniversary
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

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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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121

505-873-4399