SANTA MARIA DE LA VID ABBEY

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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

Jun
19
Fri
Taizé in the Desert 8-Year Anniversary @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert 8-Year Anniversary @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
We are so excited to celebrate the 8-Year Anniversary of Taizé in the Desert at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey and hope you will join us!
 
Friday, June 19, 2020, 7-8pm
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
5825 Coors Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
 
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, please do not simply show up at the Abbey Church on June 19th. 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 face masks/coverings (and hand sanitizer). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
 
FOR ALL ATTENDEES, THE FOLLOWING HEALTH GUIDELINES
– Per the most recent health orders, this hour of prayer will be open to the public up to 25% capacity.
– Face masks/coverings must be worn.
– All must adhere to social distancing (at least 6 feet apart).
– If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in on YouTube or Facebook.
 
 
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.
Jul
17
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Jul 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 CANCELED
April 17 CANCELED
May 15 CANCELED (per the Governor’s extension of the Stay-At-Home order on 4/22)
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.

Aug
21
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Aug 21 @ 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 CANCELED
April 17 CANCELED
May 15 CANCELED (per the Governor’s extension of the Stay-At-Home order on 4/22)
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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Norbertine Library is Open

Norbertine Library is Open

Please wear a mask or other face covering while in the library building and practice at least six-feet physical distancing. Hand sanitizer is available on the circulation desk, please use before working on one of the computers. Call (505) 873-4399 if you have any...

Norbertine Spirituality Center

Norbertine Spirituality Center

The Norbertine Spirituality Center at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey respectfully requests: If you wish to be a retreatant at the Abbey and have knowingly been exposed to someone who had COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to your retreat, you should not come to the Abbey....

Update on Mass

Update on Mass

As we slowly invite people to pray with us again in the abbey church, we do so with a primary concern for everyone’s health. The current Archdiocesan guideline for public mass is 25% occupancy. This means we are only able to invite a mixture of individuals and couples...

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121

505-873-4399