Response to COVID-19


In compliance with Archdiocese of Santa Fe guidelines for public mass, we cannot, at this time, invite the public to celebrate the Holy Eucharist with us. 

New Mexico, and especially Albuquerque, has had a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This has led to the State of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque, and Archdioceses of Santa Fe to increase precautions and limitations on public gatherings. In light of this, we regretfully announce that we will no longer be able to welcome visitors to any of our Abbey masses or prayer. This, of course, is done for public health reasons and we all must do what we can to protect each other. Please let us all continue to pray for each other’s safety and do all we can to help slow down the spread of this virus. We look forward to the day when we can meet again as a community, but remember that we remain a community apart in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Archdioceses of Santa Fe and the Norbertine parish of St. Augustine at Isleta Pueblo will continue to offer online streaming of the Eucharistic celebration. 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.  

Spirituality Center

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised Public Health Order on Friday, November 13, due to the increased number of New Mexicans contracting COVID-19. 

The Norbertine Spirituality Center at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey is NM Safe Certified and permitted to have individuals on retreat. If you would like to schedule a private retreat, please email Patti at:

In response to COVID-19, we have put enhanced procedures in place for the protection of our guests and staff.

How We Are Protecting You:

We are maximizing time between the use of our guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Guest rooms and common spaces are being cleaned using CDC-approved products.

Guests will be asked to bring and wear a face mask to use while indoors and while around other guests and staff.

Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout the Spirituality Center.

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. Wear a multi-layer mask which covers your nose and mouth whenever in public spaces.

Please advise us if you have any concerns.


The Norbertine Library and Abbey Office are closed until at least November 30, 2020.