Response to COVID-19


Mass at the Norbertine Abbey is open to the public with relaxed COVID guidelines. You no longer need to notify us ahead of time that you will be attending Sunday mass at the Abbey. In accordance with NMDOH regulations, please wear a mask or other face covering at all time while you are indoors at the Abbey. The “pew” configuration is back to its pre-pandemic arrangement, but we ask you to please continue with social-distance protocol. Those coming to mass together from the same family may sit together, but please maintain a three foot distance from other groups or individuals. This distance should be maintained when entering and leaving the facility as well as when moving forward to receive Communion. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this protocol.

Spirituality Center

The health and safety of our guests and staff are of primary concern. In response to COVID-19, the staff of the Norbertine Spirituality Center were trained and certified through the NM Safe Certified program designed to assist New Mexico businesses operate safely and responsibly in a COVID-positive world. We continue to follow the guidance from the Office of the Governor of New Mexico and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

We ask that visitors wear masks inside the Abbey Church, Norbertine Library, desert chapel, Our Lady of Guadalupe Commons building, and Abbey office.

We invite individuals to be on retreat for a minimum of two nights. If you would like more information or schedule a retreat, please email


The Norbertine library and Abbey office are once again open. Guests are welome to visit Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In accordance with NMDOH guidelines, we require the use of a mask or other face covering while at the abbey, and please maintain social distancing protocol.