SANTA MARIA DE LA VID ABBEY

Norbertine Community of New Mexico

COME ENCOUNTER OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD

Retreats

Do you need solitude and rest? Is your group looking for a prayerful environment for your next meeting, conference or retreat?  Come enjoy our hospitality as an individual or a group amidst our diverse facilities in our natural desert environment.

Vocations

Could God be calling you to consecrate your life to service of Him and His Church? Come explore the stirrings in your heart with us as we seek to give ourselves fully to God through our shared life of community, contemplation, and compassionate service.

Events

Are you looking to grow in faith and connect with others seeking God in their lives? Attend one of our many events at the Abbey and throughout our local community as we seek to bring people of good will together in building the Kingdom of God

Our Mission

The Risen Christ sends us Apostles to witness the reality and the power of a Christian community of faith by living a simple communial life according to the Rule of Augustine and the ancient traditions of the Order of Premontre by loving service to the Church of Santa Fe especially to its poor and needy.

Our Mission Explained

The Risen Christ, our head, sends his Spirit to enlighten and empower us as present-day apostles. Our apostolic way of life is rooted in the life of the early church. The authenticity of this mission has been discerned by the Abbot and the Church of St. Norbert Abbey.


Witness is the essence of a religious community. We witness to the fact that a Christian faith community is truly possible in a culture that is increasingly uncongenial to community, and that such a community has the power to transform its members and the culture.


Communal life is life together in a place. The core of our communal life is the Word of God, the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, shared table, and mutual love. The simplicity to which we are called demands a total acceptance of Gospel values: uncluttered living, responsible stewardship, challenging the patterns of a consumer society, and respect for the natural environment.


Our rule of life calls us before all else to “live together in harmony, being of one mind and heart on the way to God.”


Our Constitutions, The Day of Pentecost, give contemporary expression to the age-old Norbertine heritage. The fullness of the Norbertine way of life includes the “golden triangle” of community, contemplation, and compassionate service.


Love and service are at the heart of the Gospel. In our service, we witness to and extend the prayerful communion we have experienced in our community. We go forth from the contemplative center of our spiritual life to our active ministries in the church of Santa Fe.


Jesus’ ministry was to all, but with a preference for the poor, the oppressed, and the marginal. In our ministries we share Jesus’ concern for the poor.

UPDATES FROM THE ABBEY

Catholic Connection Young Adult Retreat – “Catholic Life Crisis”

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Triduum Retreat

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The Weight of the Cross – Young Adult Men’s Lenten Retreat

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About Norbertine Life and Vocation

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5825 Coors Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

505-873-4399

“Anima una et cor unum in Deum.”