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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
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The special intention for August is “Back to School!” We will be lifting up prayers for all teachers, educational assistants, students, students of teaching, school counselors, school administrators, school staff, homeschoolers, parents of teachers, students, counselors, administrators, etc. If you are an educator or work in the school system, student, teacher-in-training, parent, mentor, and/or life-long learner, join us on August 17 at 7:30pm at 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 of the Archdiocese! Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.

All are welcome!
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.

Saturday Morning Spirituality Series @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons - Norbertine Abbey
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Bringing Holy Order to Busy Lives: How to Write a Rule of Life

Rev. Charles LaFond

Often we intend to do things such as rest or diet or exercise or prayer or the nurturing of friendships, but
life gets busy and our intentions become overwhelmed with life’s business. In this presentation, we will
explore the ancient tradition of using a “Rule of Life,” which can help you to identify areas of your life
which need more structure. By creating a small “rule,” you can bring order to the chaos which gets in the
way of your hopes, and honor that part of you which seeks intimacy with God.

No registration is necessary. Free-will offerings are greatly appreciated.

Charles LaFond is an Episcopal priest and the Advancement Director for Heading
Home, a social profit agency in Albuquerque seeking to make homelessness rare,
short-lived, and non-recurring. The author of four books and a Master Potter of 35
years, Charles lives in Albuquerque’s South Valley on an apple, peach, and alfalfa
farm with his black Lab “Kai.”

Meditative Writing Retreat @ Santa Maria de la Vid (Norbertine) Abbey
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meditative Writing Retreat @ Santa Maria de la Vid (Norbertine) Abbey

In these challenging times in which we live, we may find it difficult to simply make it through the day, let alone practice letting life flow gracefully. But there is a way in which we can move gracefully through each day by letting go trustingly, letting be hopefully, and letting grow lovingly. In this meditative writing retreat, we will have an opportunity to explore how these practices enable us to live gracefully in each moment, by connecting with our own life experiences and recognizing what they have to teach us.

The offering for the retreat is $55.00, which includes lunch.

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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Meditative Writing Retreat

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Santa Maria de la Vid (Norbertine) Abbey, 5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM  The offering for the retreat is $55.00, which includes lunch.  All are welcome to participate —no writing experience is necessary!  Please...

Saturday Morning Spirituality Series

Often we intend to do things such as rest or diet or exercise or prayer or the nurturing of friendships, but life gets busy and our intentions become overwhelmed with life’s business. In this presentation, we will explore the ancient tradition of using a “Rule of...

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