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.
Saint Bonaventure, the great medieval Franciscan theologian and Doctor of the Church, wrote a treatise on the journey to God, saying that we learn the ways of God by examining the world, and we proceed to awareness of the truth of God in and through our minds. The...
Scripture readings: Isaiah 58:7-10; First Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 Listening to the scripture lessons for this Sunday, we hear a message that is clearly about being concerned, as followers of Jesus, for the good of others. In our day and age, when money can...
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Current Road Conditions
Click here for driving directions Updated at 9:00 AM Sunday 29th of January, 2023.
Giftshop is closed during ongoing roof repairs.
Forest Service Road 151 leading to the Monastery is under a winter weather advisory. The road has muddy and iced over sections. All-wheel drive strongly recommended.
Updated at 9:00 AM Sunday 29th of January, 2023.