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Experience desert silence and solitude in one of our comfortable hermitages for individual retreatants, or at our Guest House for small groups, where we cultivate a quiet, prayerful environment. Retreatants are welcome to join the Norbertine Community for chanted morning/evening prayer and Eucharist.



"THe desert and parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom.”
Isaiah 35:1 THe Norbertine
Hermitage Retreat


Graham Golden - Thursday, January 07, 2016

Back to Basics: Getting to the Heart of the Spiritual Journey

with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Camaldolese

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.



Pope Francis said recently, “We are not living in an era of change but in the change of an era."

This new era is challenging us to find a new language for our relationship with the Divine, ourselves and our world. In our morning together we'll look at this challenge and begin reflecting on how to live the Gospel in our present situation. We will explore "Learning a new Language," and, in the words of Annie Dillard, "Stalking the Gaps" in our hearts and lives. Hopefully our time together will facilitate our quest for God and God's search for us.


Rev. Michael Fish, OSB Cam, is a native of South Africa. After 26 years as a Redemptorist, Michael left the Redemptorists and South Africa and became a Camaldolese Benedictine at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. This was in response to a persistent desire for a more contemplative way of life. Michael has been given permission by his community to explore solitude and the way of the hermit in greater depth. He currently lives as a hermit, in solitude and prayer. Solitude is only part of his calling; he offers retreats, talks and spiritual direction to his brothers and sisters in religious and lay communities.



No registration required. Free-will offerings are greatly appreciated!



Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey/Norbertine Spirituality Center

5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Abq., NM, 505-873-4399 

Becoming One With God

Graham Golden - Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Celebration of Teresa of Avila's 500th Birthday!


Saturday October 17, 2015

9:30a.m. - Noon 

Led by Fr. Francis Dorff, O. Praem.



  If there ever was a subtitle to Saint Teresa’s life, it would have to be
“becoming one with God.” Basically, that is what her whole life and
all of her spiritual teaching is about. That is why she was suspected
of being a heretic in her day. And that is why she was subsequently
recognized by the Catholic Church to be a saint, a prophetic reformer,
a mystic, an extraordinary spiritual guide, a gifted theologian, and a very
 holy Christian woman. In the first half of this morning, we will let
Saint Teresa show us the way through the magnificent Interior Castle
in which our own soul lives and in which we become fully one with God.
This morning will combine brief presentations with time for reflection,
comments, questions and discussion.