Nov
20
Fri
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé in the Desert @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church
Join us for Taizé in the Desert at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121) on the third Friday of each month through the end of this year.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this prayer service without RSVP’ing. If you are in good health and interested in participating in this prayer service, please email your name and how many people would be attending with you (if applicable) to cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org. We will respond to everyone regarding available space.
The church and restrooms have been sanitized. We ask you to please wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in to the Facebook Live stream. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
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 and members of our community!
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.
Taizé is served by the Norbertine Community’s Office of Christian Discipleship & Religious Vocation at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. Contact Celina Chavez for more information at cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org.
Dec
3
Thu
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration
Join us for “Come to Christ: An Hour of Praise, Worship, & Adoration” on the first Thursday of each month through the end of this year from 7:00-8:00pm at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey Church – 5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.
We will also be streaming this hour of prayer LIVE on social media.
BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ABBEY
*IMPORTANT* Due to limited space, we ask that you please do not attend this night of prayer without RSVP’ing. If you are in good health and interested in participating in this prayer service, please email your name and how many people would be attending with you (if applicable) to cchavez@norbertinecommunity.org. We will respond to everyone regarding available space.
The church and restrooms have been sanitized. We ask you to please bring and wear face masks/coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines (please do your best to remain 6 feet apart from others). Anyone without a mask/covering cannot participate. If you are feeling ill, we encourage you to stay home and tune in online. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
Dec
5
Sat
Welcoming the Indwelling Guest: An online Advent Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Online (Zoom)
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Welcoming the Indwelling Guest: An online Advent Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Online (Zoom)

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.

 

Dec
18
Fri
Week Three Devotional – Taizé in the Desert: 2020 Advent Series, A Season of Hope @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Week Three Devotional - Taizé in the Desert: 2020 Advent Series, A Season of Hope @ Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

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.

Mar
6
Sat
Listening Heart to Heart: Jesus, the Samaritan Woman, and Us @ Online (Zoom)
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Listening Heart to Heart: Jesus, the Samaritan Woman, and Us @ Online (Zoom)

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.

 

Sep
11
Sat
Harvesting Our Experience: A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Norbertine Abbey
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Harvesting Our Experience:  A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft @ Norbertine Abbey

The past eighteen months have been a time of disruption, uncertainty, fear, challenge, and much more. In this retreat, we will have the opportunity to focus on what we have learned about ourselves and about our relationships with other people and with the world in which we live. By harvesting our inner experience—and honoring what has shifted within us—we can use the fruits of this extraordinary growing season to live more whole and hope-filled lives now and into the future.

Please register by September 7, by calling (505) 873-4399, or email MAshcroft@norbertine community.org

$55.00 cost includes lunch

Dec
4
Sat
Reawakening to the Sacred Everywhere: A Celtic-Inspired Advent Retreat @ Norbertine Abbey
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Reawakening to the Sacred Everywhere: A Celtic-Inspired Advent Retreat @ Norbertine Abbey

Spiritual teacher John Philip Newell writes, “In Celtic wisdom the sacred is as present on earth as it is in heaven, as immanent as it is transcendent, as human as it is divine, as physical as it is spiritual.” But we can suffer from “soul-forgetfulness,” and treat ourselves and others as less than sacred. Fortunately, Jesus’s birth as a human being serves to reawaken us to our true nature as “bearers of the divine flow.”

With story, song, symbols, prayer, and movement, we will explore what our souls already know about their sacredness and the sacredness of all creation.

Please register by Tuesday, November 30, by calling the Abbey at (505) 873-4399, or email Meg Ashcroft at  MAshcroft@norbertinecommunity.org