Explore our nearly 900 year old
mode of religious life in the
Roman Catholic tradition.
We are the youngest abbey in the
ancient Order of Prémontré.
We are the only Canons Regular
in the State of New Mexico.
Welcome to the new blog for the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey! We hope that through this interface you will be able to more fully engage in our life, ministry, and vocation.
Discover solitude on our 70 acres of natural desert. Come on retreat as an individual or as a group. Come for a day or for a week. Participate in spiritual direction, prayer, meditation and hear God in the silence.
Pray with us! You are welcome to join us for our daily celebration of the choral Divine Office (sung liturgy of the Hours) and Mass. Experience contemplative ecumenical prayer once a month at our service in the spirit of Taizé.
Seek wisdom side by side with other people of good will. Study, read, check out a book and deepen your experience of faith in the Norbertine Library, the largest collection of theology and spirituality in the State of New Mexico. Our library is free and open to the public!
Taize in the Desert will be this Friday, August the 22nd. Although we normally hold the service on the last Friday of the month, because of the Labor Day Holiday we will host the service this Friday. Join us this Friday at 7:30pm the Abbey Church!
Join us tomorrow from 4:30 until 5:30 in our Abbey Church as we pray for all those who suffer in the world. We will pray for peace and justice in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Exposition will begin at 4:30. Vespers will begin at 5:00pm.