A Message from the Abbot

How are we monks of Christ in the Desert faring in these times? Thankfully, all are well. We range in ages from 23 to 93, but no illness among us. Deo gratias. We are of course taking the required precautions, including social distancing in choir and at meals, but...

A Letter From the Abbot

Dear Friends in Christ, At the end of a rather mild winter, Spring began with a wintry flourish here in the Chama Canyon. Snow and hail alternately graced our dry canyon rock walls, arid fields and pebbly roads. In the desert one learns to be thankful for water, in...

A Message from Abbot Christian

Over the past weeks we have received so many inquiries, encouragements, and prayers from you all our many friends, benefactors and donors. Again, we thank you for your concern, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rest assured, we are well. We continue...

COVID-19 Pandemic Closure

March 20, 2020 Statement from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert with regard to the COVID-19 Corona Virus On March 13, 2020, Archbishop John Wester announced the closing of public liturgical services throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe due to the COVID-19...