The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré has a nearly 900-year tradition of being a cultural center for a creative bridging of art and spirituality. Here at the Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid, we honor and continue that tradition, as well as the Roman Catholic and state of New Mexico traditions of celebrating art as a basic sacramental expression of the human spirit.
Art at the Abbey
The Art at the Abbey initiative began in September of 2016 as a way to continue nine centuries of Norbertine Patronage of the Arts and to encourage the following outwardly:
In the spirit of Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey stands by the position that all are welcome to bear witness to and participate in their life as community, regardless of religious or spiritual background. They embrace their call to extend the grace and love of Christ unreservedly and appreciate the opportunity to do so through the universal language of art. As a sacred place and home to artworks by various artists of a shared inspiration, they are blessed by Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey to host art exhibitions, a work of art in itself. To learn more about this initiative please visit the website at www.artattheabbey.com