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.
Our dear confrere, Father Luis Regalado, passed away this morning, having celebrated his 79th birthday just a few days ago, on June 20th. He had suffered a massive stroke on June 26th and was taken to the hospital, where he died while we monks were at Mass on June...
Scripture Readings: First Book of Kings 19:16-21; Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Gospel According to Saint Luke 9:51-62 Whether young or old, poor or rich, people normally wish to be treated with respect and fairness. Jesus encountered a lack of...
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Current Road Conditions
Click here for driving directions Updated at 4:00 PM Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Forest Service Road 151 leading to the Monastery is currently hazardous from recent rainfall. Four-wheel drive is strongly recommended.
Updated at 4:00 PM Sunday June 26th, 2022.