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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

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Being a Healing Presence: A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Norbertine Abbey
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Being a Healing Presence: A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Norbertine Abbey

How do we live as people of faith in a world where many choose to tear down, divide, and foster fear?  As J. Philip Newell writes, “We may not know what the answers are, but we know that expressing our deepest longings for Presence and for connection is a key to the way forward.”  This day of meditative writing is an opportunity to consider how we are being called—individually and collectively—to contribute to the healing of our world. 

 The offering for the retreat day is $55.00, which includes lunch.  All are welcome to participate—no writing experience is necessary.  Please register by Tuesday, Jan. 21

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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Being a Healing Presence

Being a Healing Presence

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Fourteenth Station: The Wise Men Come from the East

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