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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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.

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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

Fiesta de los Cantos a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons we will have posole and biscochitos and join together in songs that tell the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and honor her. We will close the evening with a reflection, praying the Our Father and singing three Hail Marys. Leading up to the Fiesta we will do a virtual chaplet for four days in honor of the four apparitions December 8th – December 11th.

Las Posadas
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Norbertine Community in a night of Las Posadas. We will gather in the church, sing the Las Posadas song, read from scripture, pray an Our Father, Three Hail Mary’s & close with a reflection on the season of advent and the tradition of Las Posadas. All will be invited to the Our Lady of Guadalupe commons to share in posole and biscochitos and sing more songs of the season.

Theology on Film @ Norbertine Abbey
Dec 22 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Theology on Film @ Norbertine Abbey

It’s a Wonderful Life

Join us for pizza to celebrate the Christmas season and screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. Father Stephen Gaertner, O. Praem. and other Norbertines will be available prior to the screening for the festivities.

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.

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