Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

July 3, 2022
Mass at the Abbey

July 3, 2022
Mass at the Abbey

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.

Clear sky and brown grasses
Church priests with bible
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.

Museum with relics and people
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.

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.

About Norbertine Life and Vocation

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Our Latest Updates

Update – Abbey Expansion

Update – Abbey Expansion

As the 900th anniversary of our Norbertine Order was approaching, the Abbey community was discerning how best to honor our religious heritage in New Mexico. We decided to seek the resources to expand and develop the modest retreat and conference facilities of our...

Hive You Heard? Beekeeping at the Abbey

Hive You Heard? Beekeeping at the Abbey

Norbertine Oblate Louise Nielsen is our Abbey Beekeeper. The Abbey has three hives with two boxes each. A brood box and a food box. Usually the brood is on the bottom with the queen and nurse bees and nectar and honey for the hive is above with the foragers. Soon we...

NEWS – Taizé in the Desert

NEWS – Taizé in the Desert

NEWS - Taizé in the Desert will begin at 7:00pm on the first Friday of each month. Thank you for continuing to join us for this evening of prayer through the style of Taizé!   Leave the noise of modern life behind for an evening of prayer at Santa Maria de la Vid...

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121

505-873-4399