This Advent will be different from any other as we prepare for Christmas during a pandemic. In this retreat, we are invited to reshape our anxiety and fear of the unknown by attentively preparing to welcome the Divine Guest, and by sprucing up our heart’s secret, inner room for the One who is always with us.
In this online retreat, we will explore how to welcome our guest wholeheartedly, and how to be receptive to the delights and challenges which may come with our inner guest’s loving presence. There will be time for individual reflection, sharing struggles and insights with others, and encouragement for the journey ahead.
Please register for this retreat by Monday, November 30, by emailing MAshcroft@norbertinecommunity.org or calling 505-873-4399, Ext. 204. A Zoom link will be sent to you once you register. Suggested donation (if you are able): $20.00-30.00.
This month, Taizé in the Desert will serve as part of Norbertine Outreach NM’s 2020 Advent Series: A Season of Hope.
“Tune in to this week’s devotional opportunity, Taizé in the Desert: An Ecumenical Prayer Service, on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 7-8pm, live from Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey.”
Livestream link: Week Three Devotional – Taizé in the Desert: 2020 Advent Series, A Season of Hope
If you would like to access all of the videos and other materials from our Advent Series, please visit: 2020 Advent Series Content
If you are joining us via livestream, please see the following:
We encourage you to create your own sacred space as you seek to observe this hour of prayer. Bring out your own candles for the “Intercessions” portion of the service. The song lyrics will appear on the screen, so feel free to sing and pray them along with us.
We look forward to praying with you, virtually and in spirit, and in person when we can!
We will update this and other events we have planned with regard to COVID-19 and directives per the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey.
An Online Lenten Retreat with Meg Ashcroft
In this rich and evocative story, we are invited—along with this ordinary-extraordinary Woman of Samaria—to listen and dialogue with Jesus as a way of healing and liberating ourselves and others, and deepening our relationship with the Holy One. This transformation is real and available to all who open themselves to Loving Presence.
This retreat is for everyone interested in exploring the depths of the meeting between the Samaritan Woman and Jesus, as well as their own experiences of the risen Christ. The retreat will include time for individual reflection, small and large group sharing, and prayer.
Please register by Monday, March 1, by emailing your name and phone number to MAshcroft@norbertinecommunity.org. The suggested donation (if you are able) for the retreat is $30.00. Payments may be made by check, payable to “Norbertine Community,” or with a credit card at www.norbertinecommunity.org/give. A Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.