SANTA MARIA DE LA VID ABBEY

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The Abbey Prepares for Phase IV of Building Plan

As the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré (the Norbertines) approaches its 900th anniversary in 2021, we, here are Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey, have begun planning for the growing needs of the people we serve. The fourth phase of our Abbey’s expansion is now in the planning stages. Please read our Case Statement on the link below to find out more information on our plans and how you can support us in this effort.

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

Mar
20
Fri
The Goodness of Every Friday @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Goodness of Every Friday @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

The Goodness of Every Friday: Pray the Way of the Cross, Experience Taizé in the Desert
Friday, March 20, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Come to Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of March for an evening of prayer during Lent through which we may observe the goodness of every Friday (as outlined by the 1983 Code of Canon Law, specifically Canon 1250). Take a reflective walk through the Abbey’s Way of the Cross path, following St. Pope John Paul II’s Scriptural Stations of the Cross. Then, join us for Taizé in the Desert, an ecumenical prayer service.

We will meet near the Bethany Retreat House (on the northeast side of the Abbey’s campus) a little before 6:00pm. Taizé in the Desert will begin at 7:00pm in the Abbey Church. All are welcome!

Mar
21
Sat
Retreat: Speaking Heart to Heart @ Norbertine Abbey
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Retreat: Speaking Heart to Heart @ Norbertine Abbey

Jesus, the Samaritan Woman, and Us

Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well is a powerful story of receptivity, freedom, deep affirmation, and transformation. It points to the invitation extended to all of us—to move into deeper relationship with Jesus—and how we discover our deepest identity in dialogue with the Holy One.
This retreat is open to everyone interested in exploring the depths of Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan Woman, as well as their own experiences with the risen Christ. The retreat will include time for individual reflection, small and large group sharing, and prayer. Lunch is included in the $45.00 cost. Please register by Tuesday, March 17

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.

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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Speaking Heart to Heart: Jesus, the Samaritan Woman, and Us

Speaking Heart to Heart: Jesus, the Samaritan Woman, and Us

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well is a powerful story of receptivity, freedom, deep affirmation, and transformation. It points to the invitation extended to all of us—to move into deeper relationship...

Hospital Pastoral Care

Hospital Pastoral Care

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121

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