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The Abbey is sponsoring a poetry contest. Residents of New Mexico are eligible to enter by submitting a poem that includes at least five titles from books in the Norbertine Library. A free stay at the Norbertine Hermitage is the prize. For contest rules and to enter, please click or tap on the link below.

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

Oct
23
Fri
Art at the Abbey’s “A Vision of Hope & Healing” Exhibition @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 8:30 pm

ART AT THE ABBEY invites you to experience our 5th Annual Art Exhibition, “A Vision of Hope & Healing.” This exhibition will open on Friday, October 23rd and close Friday, November 13th at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121).

Due to the current pandemic, we will not be hosting full-scale opening and closing events as in past years. These dates will, instead, be among the open-house-style ‘open viewing days’ during which the community is welcome to visit the Abbey (in person) to see the featured art. The exhibition will also be open for in-person viewing during the Norbertine Library’s hours (see all of the open viewing days/times below).

OPEN VIEWING DAYS:
– Friday, October 23, 6:00pm-8:30pm
– Wednesday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm
– Sunday, November 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
– Friday, November 13, 6:00-8:30pm
– Library Hours M-F 9:30am-4:00pm
(These dates/times may be subject to change)

If you are feeling unwell (fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms) or have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19, please stay home and experience the exhibition through our online display platform at www.artattheabbey.com.

If you are feeling well and comfortable, we invite you to visit the Abbey during one or more of the open viewing days.
During your visit we ask that you:
• Wear a mask at all times
• Make use of hand sanitizer provided in each building of the exhibition
• Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other guests
• Follow postage signage and any instructions given by exhibition hosts
• Enjoy the art, but avoid lingering so that everyone who is present may have an opportunity to view all works in the exhibition

We’re excited to safely welcome you! All are welcome!

Nov
5
Thu
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Join us for “Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration” on the first Thursday of each month through the end of this year from 7:00-8:00pm at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church – 5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.
We will also be streaming this hour of prayer LIVE on social media.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this night of prayer without RSVP’ing. 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 and wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in online. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
Nov
20
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Join us for Taizé in the Desert at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of each month through the end of this year.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this prayer service without RSVP’ing. 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 wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in to the Facebook Live stream. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
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.

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 Poetry Contest

Norbertine Library Poetry Contest

The Norbertine Library is hosting a poetry contest. It is open to New Mexico residents only and must be based on book titles found in the Norbertine Library. The prize is a multi-night stay at a Norbertine hermitage. The winning poem will be posted on this website and...

A Call For Artists 2020

A Call For Artists 2020

Updated 8/11/2020   Greetings!   We are just a little over one month away from the submission deadline for the 5th Art Exhibition at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey on the theme, "A Vision of Hope & Healing." Please see the Call For Artists flyer for all information...

Norbertine Library and Abbey Offices are Open

Norbertine Library and Abbey Offices are Open

The Norbertine Library and Abbey offices are once again open after a brief closure. You are invited to come by and browse the over 20,000 volumes or you can browse online at our library web page. We require the use of a mask or other face covering while at the abbey,...

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87121

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