The Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Our Benedictine monastic community near Abiquiu, New Mexico, warmly welcomes you to our Abbey on the banks of the Chama River.
Health & Safety
Tuesday September 26th 2023: Proscribed burns are being conducted in the Santa Fe National Forest near the Monastery. More details can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD1140171
The Monastery Church, Giftshop and Art Gallery, will be open once again to daytime visitors, each Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
On Sundays, the Conventual Mass is at 9:15 am and the Giftshop will be open from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
This monastic community is possible only by the generous support of friends like you. While the Monastery is an officially recognized Roman Catholic organization, it does not receive any direct financial support from the Church.
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Current Road Conditions
Click here for driving directions Updated on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023, 12 noon
Forest Service Road 151 leading to the Monastery is mostly dry now, with a few patchy wet areas after our recent welcome snowfall. We always recommend all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles for traversing the road.
Please be aware that there is traffic traveling in both directions on the road, so round curves with caution. Be courteous and allow faster traffic ahead of you. Simply pull to the side of the road and let them pass.
Safe and peaceful travels.
Updated on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023, 12 noon