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Our Abbey is an official pilgrimage site for the Jubilee Year of Mercy! Come on pilgrimage to our spiritual home in the desert!



You are also welcome to visit during our normal public hours!

Come and pray in our Abbey Church and two Eucharistic chapels. Enjoy our walking trails. Study in our library.

  • Our main Abbey Church is open from 7:00am to 6:30pm daily.
  • Our Library and reception office is open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and by appointment.


Did you know Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey is one of the official pilgrimage sites for the Jubilee Year of Mercy? But what does that mean?


Our Archbishop John C. Wester writes:

“I also encourage the People of God of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe to visit and pray at pilgrimage churches during the Year of Mercy. Pilgrimage is a long-standing and revered practice of the Church, one that produces much fruit in the life of the pilgrim.”


A plenary indulgence may be obtained any day during the jubilee year by making a pilgrimage, individually or with others, to an officially named church and fulfilling the conditions required by the Church:


  • Sacramental Confession within a week of the pilgrimage.
  • Reception of Holy Communion within a week of the pilgrimage.
  • Prayers for the intentions of the Pope (such as Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be).
  • A spirit of total detachment of any inclination to sin.
  • A desire to join spiritually in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.


Our Holy Father Pope Francis writes:

“To live the indulgence of the Holy Year means to approach the Father’s mercy with the certainty that his forgiveness extends to the entire life of the believer. To gain an indulgence is to experience the holiness of the Church, who bestows upon all the fruits of Christ’s redemption, so that God’s love and forgiveness may extend everywhere. Let us live this Jubilee intensely, begging the Father to forgive our sins and to bathe us in his merciful “indulgence.”

--Misericordiae Vultus, 22



The Abbey is a beautiful, peaceful, and spiritfilled site. Join us throughout this year to experience the mercy of God and celebrate the year of mercy!