Response to COVID-19
The current Archdiocesan guideline for public mass is 25% occupancy. This means we are only able to invite a mixture of individuals and couples to join the Norbertines at the Sunday Eucharist. In order to provide for six feet of social distancing the number of participants is seriously reduced.
If you are in good health and interested in celebrating with us this Sunday, please call (505) 873-4399 and leave your name(s) and phone number. We will honor those who call first and respond to them. If you do not make the participant list this Sunday, we will add you to the list for succeeding Sundays.
The church and restrooms have been sanitized. We ask you to please bring masks and hand sanitizer anyone without a mask cannot participate. Please know that we continue to pray for the health of you and those you love.
If you cannot join us in person, we invite you to participate in the streaming of the Sunday mass which is available on the following link at the Norbertine parish of St. Augustine at Isleta Pueblo. Our prayers continue for you are your families.
Lauds and Vespers
At this time, we cannot offer the opportunity to the public to pray Lauds (morning prayer) and Vespers (evening prayer) with us at the Abbey. The choir configuration and all community members chanting the prayer does not fall within the Archdiocesan guidelines for public worship. This restriction is in place for the benefit of your physical health, but we will pray for your spiritual well being.
On September 3, 2020, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order amending the mandatory travel quarantine for individuals arriving into New Mexico. Residents from states with lower COVID-positivity rates: Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia are now exempt from the need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival into New Mexico.
For individuals traveling to New Mexico from all other states, the 14-day quarantine is still required. However, individuals who can show documentation of a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before or after entry into New Mexico are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement.
The governor’s full updated order can be accessed by clicking or tapping on this link.
Groups of up to 10 people are now able to meet at the Abbey.
We welcome you to the Norbertine Spirituality Center at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. In light of COVID-19, we have put enhanced safety procedures in place to protect you and each of our guests and staff.
How We Are Protecting You:
We are maximizing time between the use of our guest rooms and meeting spaces.
We are limiting group numbers as specified by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Guest rooms and common spaces are being cleaned using CDC-approved disinfectants.
Linens are cleaned using a commercial-grade EcoLab solution.
Guests will be asked to bring and wear a face mask to use while indoors around other guests and staff.
Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout the Spirituality Center.
Common areas will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
How You Can Protect Yourself and Others:
Please be sure to self-monitor your health and stay home if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or loss of taste or smell.
Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough or sneeze.
Maintain social distancing of six feet between others.
Please advise us if you have any concerns.
The Norbertine Library and Abbey Office are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A mask or other face covering must be worn while visiting the abbey, both indoors and outdoors. Please also maintain social distancing protocol. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the library and at the checkout counter. The library collection can be browsed at the library or online at our library web page.