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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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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.
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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

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

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! Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.

January 18
February 15
March 15
May 17
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

*In April, we will not have Taizé in the Desert as the third Friday of the month is Good Friday*

All are welcome to join us on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM. 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.

Thank you for continuing to join us for this evening of prayer through the style of Taizé!

Concert by de Profundis @ Norbertine Abbey
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Concert by de Profundis @ Norbertine Abbey
The de Profundis a cappella men’s ensemble of Albuquerque will perform a concert in the Santa Maria de la Vid church at the Norbertine Abbey.
From their website ( “The name “de Profundis” is Latin for “out of the deep” from Psalm 130. It plays on the distinctiveness of the male voice, while at the same time bespeaking the conviction that music has the capacity to reveal the profound, that which is concealed within our own depths.”
All are welcome; free-will donations accepted.
Café Communio – Spring @ Holy Family Catholic Church
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Café Communio - Spring @ Holy Family Catholic Church

C-Squared Young Adult Ministry invites you to the Spring Opening of Café Communio, a pop-up coffee house experience at Holy Family Catholic Church (562 Atrisco Dr. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105) on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:30-9:00pm! Enjoy food and drinks from local food and coffee trucks, live music from the hosting parish, and time in community! All are welcome!

*Cash and credit cards accepted. For more information about C-Squared Young Adult Ministry, Café Communio, and/or this event, call (505) 873-4399 ext. 237 or email

Food Truck Vendors: Lily Marie’s Coffee Company & Sancha’s Cocina

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 who we serve.

Our Story

In the years after Vatican II, under the leadership of Abbot Benjamin Mackin, a conviction grew among the men of St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, WI that the canonry should put forth a greater effort to serve the increasing number of Hispanic Catholics in the United States.

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.


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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Concert by de Profundis

The de Profundis a cappella men's ensemble of Albuquerque will perform a concert in the Santa Maria de la Vid church at the Norbertine Abbey. From their website ( "The name "de Profundis" is Latin for "out of the deep" from Psalm 130. It plays...

Meditative Writing Retreat

The Ways That Lead To Freedom A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft $55.00 cost includes lunch Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ____ All are welcome to participate —no writing experience is necessary!  From what do we need to free ourselves—or be freed...

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121