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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.
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.
Our Journey

Featured Events

Nov
16
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Nov
17
Sat
Opening – Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Continuing Nine Centuries of Norbertine Patronage of the Arts
Art at the Abbey’s “Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope”
 
HOSTED BY:
Norbertine Community of Santa María de la Vid Abbey
Office of Christian Discipleship and Religious Vocation
5825 Coors Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
 
An art exhibition of works from diverse artists exploring the common dignity that binds us together as we seek to come together in the midst of a world marred by division, suffering, and darkness.
 
We invite you to visit our Abbey on November 17th for an “open house”-style Opening event, December 20th for the Closing event, and throughout the exhibition! A bridge in itself, the Abbey seeks to bring together people, perspectives, and beliefs through the arts, encounter, and prayer. This is Art at the Abbey’s third annual art exhibition.
 
Opening on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1-5pm
1:00 PM – EXHIBITION OPEN (Norbertine Library, Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons, Church of Santa Maria de la Vid)
3:30 PM – “OPEN MIC IN THE COMMONS”–FEATURED PERFORMANCE ARTISTS (Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons)
5:00 PM – BLESSINGS!
 
EXHIBITION DATES: NOV. 17 – DEC. 20
This art exhibition will be open during the business hours of the Norbertine Library and is subject to office closures through Thursday, December 20.
Norbertine Library Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00 PM
Check our website and Facebook page for details about the official closing event to include food trucks and Posadas on December 20, 5:00-9:00 PM!
 
ART AT THE ABBEY is organized and facilitated by:
Office of Christian Discipleship & Religious Vocation
Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
 
This art exhibition is supported by the efforts of the
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Catholic Charities, and the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey towards the “Share the Journey” Campaign launched by Pope Francis.
Dec
1
Sat
Meditative Writing Retreat @ Norbertine Abbey
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meditative Writing Retreat @ Norbertine Abbey

Waiting in Wonder and Hope

While some people are engaged in a buying frenzy this time of year, others want to quietly anticipate a season of Loving Presence. A sense of wonder and welcome can be our companion in this period of active waiting. This retreat offers time and space to simply be, something that is not always easy for us as the demands of the world press us to do and consume more and more.

Our attentive stillness can be a refuge, and a way of embracing our desire for peace in ourselves and in our world.

Please register by Monday, Nov. 26 by calling (505) 873-4399 or email MAshcroft@NorbertineCommunity.org

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.

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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St. Norbert College M.T.S. Graduation

On October 28, 2018 the St. Norbert College New Mexico campus held its Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) graduation ceremony at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. Sister Edna Pearl Esquibel and Father Chike Uba were awarded M.T.S. degrees. St. Norbert College in a...

Meditative Writing Retreat: Waiting in Wonder and Hope

A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft While some people are engaged in a buying frenzy this time of year, others want to quietly anticipate a season of Loving Presence. A sense of wonder and welcome can be our companion in this period of active waiting. This...

Art Show at the Abbey

The Norbertine Community of Santa María de la Vid Abbey hosts Art at the Abbey’s Puentes de Compasión: Reaching For Hope, an exhibition of works from diverse artists exploring the common dignity that binds us together as we seek to come together in the midst of a...

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