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
June 6th, 2022 – 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.
On September 28th, the cloistered Carmelite nuns of Las Cruces, New Mexico, celebrated fifteen years of existence in the Diocese of Las Cruces, having come from Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2007. The vibrant community now numbers ten professed nuns, as well as two...
Scripture readings: Book of the Prophet Amos 6:1, 4-7; First Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel According to Saint Luke 16:19-31 “A wise man is known by the fewness of his words,” as the saying goes. Saint Benedict cites it in his Holy Rule in the chapter...
In 1347, in the convent of the Hospitallers of St. John at Beaulieu, in... read more
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Current Road Conditions
Click here for driving directions Updated at 7:00 PM Monday 3rd of October, 2022.
Forest Service Road 151 leading to the Monastery has had active rain overnight use extra caution. Please be aware of construction vehicles repairing sections of the road and rapidly changing road conditions from monsoon storms.
Updated at 7:00 PM Monday 3rd of October, 2022.