The Abbey: Taking the Next Step

The Norbertines first arrived in New Mexico in 1985 and by 1995 we purchased a full seventy acres of land and six buildings of a retreat center in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Since then our community has welcomed thousands of people at Santa Maria De La Vid Abbey to...

Stephen Gaertner, O. Praem. Named Prior

Stephen Gaertner, O. Praem. became the second prior in the history of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey on June 1, 2018. In addition to serving as the prior of the abbey, Stephen teaches English and religion courses at Central New Mexico Community College. The Constitutions...

The Abbey Welcomes a New Novice

Edgar Romero-Ramos was initiated as a novice into the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey at the First Vespers of the Feast of St. Augustine, August 27, 2018. Edgar was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a graduate of Valley High School. He studied...

A Summer of Gratitude

The summer of 2018 had two highpoints for me. I took a “mini-sabbatical” of about five weeks, and I participated in the General Chapter of the Norbertine Order in Europe.  I was very grateful for the block of time I was given for my “mini-sabbatical” for a whole hosts...