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Abbey Welcomes New Novice Alexis Longoria

Alexis Longoria was initiated as a novice at 1st Vespers of the Feast of Saint Augustine on August 27, 2019. Alexis was born in El Paso, Texas, raised in New Mexico, and is a recent graduate of the Franciscan University of St. Bonaventure in New York state. He spent...

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When does Lent begin?

When does Lent begin?

Today begins the Lenten season with the marking of Ash Wednesday. February 26 this year, but it occurred on March 6 last year and will be on February 17 next year. How does one determine when is Ash Wednesday? For most people, it is simply a matter of looking on a...

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Hospital Pastoral Care

Hospital Pastoral Care

Hospital pastoral care is among the numerous ministries in which the Norbertines of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey serve. Father Thomas Pulickal, O. Praem. and Father Robert Campbell, O. Praem. minister, or have ministered, to patients in five different hospitals in the...

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Being a Healing Presence

Being a Healing Presence

A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft How do we live as people of faith in a world where many choose to tear down, divide, and foster fear? As J. Philip Newell writes, “We may not know what the answers are, but we know that expressing our deepest longings for...

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