Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

Our Journey


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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Church priests with bible
Our Journey


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


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.

Museum with relics and people
Museum with relics and people
Our Journey


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

Inspiration: Strong Women in Traumatic Times @ Norbertine Abbey
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discussion with author Kate Horsley, including readings from her books Confessions of a Pagan Nun and Magnificent Sorrow

The Norbertine Library cordially invites you to a fiction reading and open discussion with award-winning author and emeritus professor Kate Horsley, as she traces the intersecting affective themes of women’s self-discovery, empowerment, sociocultural conflict and spiritual journeying in her published works. Light refreshments to follow.

Kate Horsley was born in Richmond, Virginia. She got an MA in International and Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and then moved to Albuquerque where she got a PhD. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She taught for over 30 years at UNM and CNM. She’s published nine books, winning four prizes, including the Western States Book Award for Fiction.

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.


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.

About Norbertine Life and Vocation

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Hive You Heard?

Hive You Heard?

Beekeeping at the Abbey with Oblate Louise Nielsen! We are excited to share with you how our bee hives are doing and more about the bees and honey they produce. In this photo you see a white grate, this is called the queen excluder and it does exactly that! The worker...

Young Norbertines in France Last Days!

Young Norbertines in France Last Days!

Day 17: Sunday morning, the first thing after waking up is getting ready for an adventure to find the nearest church to partake in Mass. Lucky for us we got to go to Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul where the tomb of St. Paul is located. Then we made a trek to go see...

Young Norbertines in France Days 13, 14, 15, 16

Young Norbertines in France Days 13, 14, 15, 16

Day 13: Spent the day with Fr Peter who took us to Amsterdam and embarked on a guided boat tour through the canals of the city taking in the sites, one of which was the house containing the secret annex of Anne Frank and her family. Day 14: We departed from Amsterdam...

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