THE NORBERTINE LIBRARY
The animating vision for the Norbertine library is expressed in the dedicatory phrase, “That All May Be One.” The Norbertine Library is open to the public as a space in which a shared search for Wisdom by persons of different faiths and traditions can be pursued in peace.The library is complemented by the Hermitage Retreat. Both are located at the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey on seventy acres of land on the southwest mesa. The Abbey overlooks the city of Albuquerque and the Sandia and Manzano mountains. Memorable sunrises and sunsets are a regular experience.The Norbertine Library and Hermitage Retreat offer a quiet setting for an experience of being away and removed from distraction, with ample space to appreciate the beauty of the desert southwest.Visitors are welcome to use the Library, the Church, and the Retreat Center grounds for a quiet morning or afternoon of study and reading as well as meditation and prayer. Students, scholars, retreatants, and guests, and all persons searching for resources to support their spiritual journey are welcome at The Norbertine Library.
Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays:
LIBRARY PATRONS & DONATIONS
There is no cost to borrow books from the library; however, a contribution to help defray the cost of your library card and for library upkeep is always welcome. We also welcome donations of books in good condition that fit the focus of our collection. Please contact Meg Aschcroft at 505.873.4399 ext. 204 or
SPIRIT OF LIVING WISDOM ,
GIVE US THE GRACE TO DESIRE WHAT IS MOST PLEASING TO YOU,
TO SEARCH FOR IT WISELY, TO KNOW IT TRULY,
TO ACCOMPLISH FAITHFULLY ,
SO THAT ALL MAY BE ALL IN LOVING YOU.
(Inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas)
“Anima una et cor unum in Deum.”