Norbertine Community of Santa María de la Vid Abbey

Norbertine Community of Santa María de la Vid Abbey

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Dear Norbertines: You are invited to our St. Paul Lutheran Church **BOOK SALE** Sunday, 10:45, January 26. Fellowship Hall. Visit over coffee, tea, and a pastry. Browse the great books we are downsizing from our Library. For a Contribution: Carry as many books as you can. Buy all Green Books. Need a Bookmark? Try a silent auction! The more you take, the less we recycle. Pr. Kristi Koppel will open a surprise gift at 11 pm. Call Angela Robbins with questions. 505-263-5799
A Blessed year of 2019 to you, Fr. Graham.
Hello! What are your morning and evening prayer times during this season? I was thinking of stopping in sometime.
This place is beautiful and peaceful as the night sky. I love this place.
Dating, Engaged and Married Couples are invited to the "Nurture Your Love" relationship skills program! Come and enrich and strengthen your relationship with one another.
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I would like to join this congregation as a priest
Love you all, but you need a better picture. Too much sun on one side and not enough on the other.

They Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid is the community of Canons Regular of Premontre in the Southwest. We live a life of community, contemplation and compassionate service in the Roman Catholic tradition. http://www.norbertinecommunity.org

Mission: Our Mission... The Risen Christ sends us as apostles to witness the reality and the power of a Christian community of faith by living a simple, communal life according to the rule of Augustine and the ancient traditions of the Order of Prémontré, and by loving service to the Church of Santa Fe, and especially to its poor and needy.

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Saints Timothy and Titus - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors the apostles Timothy and Titus. Timothy, a native of Lystra in what is now Turkey, was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. He also went on missions by himself to the Thessalonians and the Corinthians. According to the historian Eusebius, Timothy became the first bishop of Ephesus and, according to a fourth-century account, was martyred on January 22, in the year 97.

Titus was also one of Paul's companions, and Paul sent him to Corinth on urgent missions during Paul’s third missionary journey. Later, Titus organized the church on the island of Crete where, according to Eusebius, he became the first bishop and died a peaceful death.
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franciscanmedia.org Timothy (d. 97?): What we know from the New Testament of Timothy’s life makes it sound like that of a modern harried bishop. He had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy had a Greek

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Conversion of Saint Paul - Franciscan Media

Today is the feast of the Conversion of Paul. Paul of Tarsus studied in Jerusalem under the great rabbi Gamaliel, and soon after the death of Jesus, came into contact with the early Christians. Paul considered them to be dangerous heretics and he did what he could to get them exiled from the synagogues and imprisoned. As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him and he fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?" Paul, then, became a preacher of the gospel.
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franciscanmedia.org Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, like the strength of a boxer swinging wildly. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who

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Saint Marianne Cope - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Marianne Cope. Marianne was born in 1838 in Germany but two years later moved to New York State with her family. She became a member of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.

In 1883 the Hawaiian government was searching for someone to run the Kakaako Receiving Station for people suspected of having leprosy. Mother Marianne and six other sisters left for Hawaii where they took charge of the receiving station outside Honolulu. On the island of Maui they also opened a hospital and a school for girls.

Though leprosy scared off most people in 19th Century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its’ victims in Hawaii, a territory annexed to the United States in 1898 during her lifetime. Mother Marianne died on August 9, 1918 and was celebrated as a saint on October 21, 2012.
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franciscanmedia.org Though leprosy scared off most people in 19th-century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its victims in Hawaii, a territory annexed to the United States during her life...

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Saint Vincent of Zaragossa - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr. Most of what we know about this saint comes from the poet, Densias. His acts have been rather freely colored by the imagination of their compiler. But St. Augustine, in one of his sermons on St. Vincent, speaks of having the acts of his martyrdom before him. We are at least sure of his name, his being a deacon and the place of his death and burial.

The martyrs are heroic examples of what God’s power can do. It is humanly impossible, we realize, for someone to go through the tortures that Vincent had experienced and remain faithful. But it is equally true that by human power alone no one can remain faithful even without torture and suffering.
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franciscanmedia.org When Jesus deliberately began his “journey” to death, Luke says that he “set his face” to go to Jerusalem. It is this quality of rocklike courage that distinguishes the martyrs. Most of what we know about this saint comes from the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been rather freely colored

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Saint Agnes - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Agnes. Little is known about this very popular Roman saint except that she was very young – 12 or 13 – when she was martyred in the last half of the 3rd Century. Various modes of death have been suggested by early writers – beheading, burning or strangling.

Legend has it that she was a beautiful girl who many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her to the authorities for being a Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of prostitution. She was eventually condemned, executed and buried near Rome in a catacomb that eventually was named after her. The daughter of Constantine built a basilica in her honor.

franciscanmedia.org Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to

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Saint Sebastian - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Sebastian. Nothing is historically certain about Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of St. Ambrose, and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to him spread rapidly and he is mentioned in several Martyrologies as early as 350 AD. He probably was martyred during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian.
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franciscanmedia.org Almost nothing is historically certain about St. Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of St. Ambrose (December 7) and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to him spread rapidly, and he

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I have a dream speech full video - Martin Luther King, Jr

On this day that we celebrate the accomplishments of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we continue our week of prayer for Christian unity, we also need to pray that the equality and justice called for by Dr. King are realized. However, beyond prayer, we need to take action and work to realize equality and justice for all people.

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Saint Fabian - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Fabian. Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new Pope. Eusebius, a church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. This sign united the votes of clergy and laity, and he was chosen unanimously. He led the church for 14 years and died a martyr’s death during the persecution of Decius around the year 250.
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franciscanmedia.org Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a Church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. This sign united the votes of clergy and

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity — World Council of Churches

Today is the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In 1908, Lewis Wattson, an Episcopal priest, started what he called the Church Unity Octave, which is celebrated between January 18, formerly the feast of the Chair of Peter, and January 25, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Its purpose was the corporate reunion of the Anglican Church with the Roman Catholic Church.

This octave has since combined with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, organized in 1933 by Abbé Paul Couturier of Belgium, who emphasized a "spiritual ecumenism" rather than corporate reunion. This was the formula adopted by the World Council of Churches when they approved this practice. A working group of the World Council and the Roman Catholic Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity now jointly develop the theme and a common service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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oikoumene.org Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical worship services are celebrated.

[01/17/20]   To honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Norbertine Library and offices will be closed on Monday, January 20.

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Saint Anthony of Egypt - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Anthony of Egypt. He was born in the year 250 to wealthy parents. Inspired by the Gospel, Anthony sold most of his assets. Further reading of the Gospel convinced him to also sacrifice his security. Devoid of all possessions he went to live with a hermit in the desert. After 30 years of solitude, during which his conversations were only with an occasional hermit his fame spread and disciples surrounded his hermitage with their own huts. At the age of 54 he founded a community of monks among those gathered.

When Christians in Alexandria were thrown into prison for their faith, Anthony left his quiet life to console them. Although he was well known to the authorities, he was never arrested.
After founding another monastery, he retired to Mount Kolzim near the Red Sea. There he wove mats, cared for his pets and worked in his garden. He said he needed no books because nature was a book that spoke constantly to him of God. Anthony died in the year 356 at the age of 105.
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franciscanmedia.org Saint Anthony of Egypt (Saint Anthony the Abbot) Saint of the Day for January 17 (251 – 356) Saint Anthony of Egypt’s Story The life of Anthony will remind many people of Saint Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] …

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St. Godfrey (January 14) - Perpetual Calendar of Order Saints and Blesseds - People - Premontre

Today Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré honors Saint Godfrey of Cappenberg, who was born in 1097 into the wealth and prestige of the counts of Cappenberg. In his early adulthood he played an active role in supporting the Roman Pontiff against
Emperor Henry IV.

He met Norbert of Xanten at Cologne and was so struck by his lifestyle and preaching that he immediately made plans to give away all his possessions and enter the infant Norbertine Order. Together with his brother Otto and his wife Judith, he handed over Cappenberg Castle to St. Norbert on May 31, 1122, thus establishing the first foundation of the Order in Germany.

The further donation of his estates at Varlar and Ilbenstadt to St. Norbert caused an uproar among the local nobility who viewed it as a threat to their established aristocracy. Under the leadership of Godfrey's hostile father-in-law, Frederick of Arnsberg, an unsuccessful military assault was made upon the new monastery at Cappenberg.

Through all of these trials Godfrey remained steadfast in his desire to be a Norbertine. When things calmed down, Godfrey received the habit from the hand of St. Norbert. Both Otto and Judith followed Godfrey's example and embraced the religious life of the new Order.

Godfrey especially loved to care for the poor and sick in the hospital attached to the abbey. St. Norbert wanted to have him by his side at Magdeburg, but Godfrey felt out of place in the noisy northern metropolis and was granted permission to return to Cappenberg. It was on his way back to Mt. Cappenberg that Godfrey fell sick at Ilbenstadt. Dying, Godfrey exclaimed, "How beautiful! How beautiful! The messengers of my Creator and God have come!" He died on January 13, 1127.

Both Otto and Judith followed Godfrey's example and embraced the religious life of the new Order.

Godfrey especially loved to care for the poor and sick in the hospital attached to the abbey. St. Norbert wanted to have him by his side at Magdeburg, but Godfrey felt out of place in the noisy northern metropolis and was granted permission to return to Cappenberg. It was on his way back to Mt. Cappenberg that Godfrey fell sick at Ilbenstadt. Dying, Godfrey exclaimed, "How beautiful! How beautiful! The messengers of my Creator and God have come!"
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premontre.org St. Godfrey (January 14) St. Godfrey (January 14) Godfrey was born in 1097. His father was Count Godfrey of Cappenberg and his mother Beatrice of Schweinfurt. He married Jutta, daughter of the Count of Arnsberg. In a quarrel between the bishop of Münster and the emperor, Godfrey sided with the bish...

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Saint Hilary of Poitiers - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Hilary of Poitiers, a Bishop and Doctor of the Church who was born around the year 315 to a wealthy pagan family in Poitiers in Roman Gaul. He was converted to Christianity in early adulthood by reading the Bible and contrasting it with pagan mythology.

Hilary was a staunch defender of the divinity of Christ. He was a gentle and courageous man devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the trinity and was like his master in being labeled a “disturber of the peace” in the very troubled period of the church his holiness was lived out in both scholarship and controversy. He died in 368.

Also on January 13, we remember our brother Isadore Gosz who was born in 1918 in Reedsville, Wisconsin. He was the treasury of St. Norbert Abbey Canonry, one of the first trustees at the college, and for several years managing director of the Abbey’s television and broadcasting stations. He died on this day in 1999 at the age of 80 after a long illness.
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franciscanmedia.org This staunch defender of the divinity of Christ was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the Trinity, and was like his Master in being labeled a “disturber of the peace.” In a very troubled period in the Church, his holiness was lived

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Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys - Franciscan Media

Today the Church honors Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys who was born in 1620 in a small town in Champagne to a candlemaker and his wife. As a member of the Sodality, Marguerite helped teach the children of the poor. Several times she sought to enter religious life but she was rejected. In 1653, she was invited to teach in the colony of New France and she sailed for Montréal Canada.

In 1658 she opened the first school in Montréal in an abandoned stable. Within a few years, she had established a school for the Native Peoples, a mission, a boarding school for the daughters of the merchants, and a training school for the poor.

As the scope of her work grew, she brought assistants from France. Later, Canadian girls and Native American girls joined her. In 1698, her group obtained ecclesiastical approval as the Congregation of Notre Dame. She died on this date in 1700 at the age of 80.
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franciscanmedia.org “God closes a door and then opens a window,” people sometimes say when dealing with their own disappointment or someone else’s. That was certainly true in Marguerite’s case. Children from European as well as Native American backgrounds in seventeenth-century Canada benefited from her great z...

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Today is the birthday of our Graham Golden OPraem, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986.

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A prayer during the Australian bushfires

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Archbishop John C. Wester Issues Directives Regarding Liturgical Practices During the 2020 Influenza Season

ALBUQUERQUE – Tuesday, January 7, 2020–IMMEDIATE RELEASE—New Mexico is one of the states listed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as having widespread influenza outbreaks and high Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity.

Due to the increasing severity of the influenza season, Archbishop John C. Wester directs the following steps be taken in regards to the celebration of Mass:

• During the Sign of Peace, instead of shaking hands or hugging as is often practiced, please simply nod your head toward one another and avoid bodily contact.
• While some persons have the practice of holding hands during the Our Father, they are asked to refrain at this time. They may extend hands toward Heaven or fold their hands—folded hands being the liturgical norm.
• Holy Communion is not to be received under both species; rather, only the Consecrated Host is to be distributed. The Church and its Councils have always recognized that both the Lord’s Body and Blood as present even in either species alone.
• The celebrant is to encourage reception of the Consecrated Host in the hand; this is actually the norm in the U.S. per the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM). This will limit contact with saliva and the potential spread of the influenza virus. It is requested that persons who insist on receiving the Eucharist on the tongue wait to the end of Holy Communion in order to be the final communicants, limiting possible virus transmission. This is requested as an act of charity toward their brothers and sisters in the congregation.
• Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should wash their hands just prior to distribution of Holy Communion, and such is recommended also after distribution for their own protection. An anti-bacterial gel or hand wipes may be used.
• Those who are sick, sneezing or coughing are highly encouraged to stay home. Sunday television Masses are available in English and Spanish. It is not sinful to miss Mass on Sundays due to illness.

Please remind all that the influenza virus is virulent, causing deaths each year especially among the very young and the elderly. The archdiocese institutes these directives not to limit expression of faith, but rather as a preventive measure against a widespread and potentially deadly disease. Thus we ask cooperation in laying aside optional personal preferences for service and charity toward your neighbor.

These directives will be revoked when the situation improves.

For more information, please contact the Office of Worship at 505.831.8194 or the Office of the Vicar General at 505. 831.8158--END

The Norbertines of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

We are bearers of the Norbertine tradition established in 1121 in the valley of Prémontré, France. Like St. Norbert’s first community, our priests, brothers, men in formation, oblates, and lay associates are dedicated to living, praying, and learning together on our journey into God. Active sharing in the heart and mind of Christ through liturgy, learning, and life is the Norbertine way.

On September 8, 1985, the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, St. Norbert Abbey in Wisconsin created a permanent foundation in New Mexico to be known as Santa Maria de la Vid Priory. The name - which means Our Lady of the Vine - was adopted in memory of one of the first Norbertine abbeys in 12th-century Spain. In 2012, our Priory became an Abbey.

We Norbertines experience the Abbey as the contemplative center of our spiritual life from which we go forth to our active ministries in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Our ministries include parish, educational, and pastoral outreach. Norbertines serve as pastoral ministers at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, St. Augustine Church at Isleta Pueblo, St. Edwin Church, and at Presbyterian Hospital. In collaboration with our ecumenical friends and St. Norbert College, we sponsor a Master of Theological Studies program here at the Abbey. Members of the Norbertine Community also serve as spiritual directors and retreat facilitators, participate in interfaith dialogue and action, and serve the marginalized including the poor, immigrants, the imprisoned, and the sick and dying.

The Rule of Saint Augustine, which we follow, calls us before all else to “live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.” The fullness of the Norbertine way of life includes a commitment to reconciliation and peace. We pray that all who visit Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey will experience this peace as well.

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Over 400 years after the Roman Catholic Faith was brought to New Mexico we as Norbertines, Canons Regular of Premontre, are planting the seeds of our ancient tradition to live a life of community, contemplation and compassionate service with the people of God in the southwestern United States. The Norbertine Order is now nearly 900 years old, one of the oldest Roman Catholic religious orders in the world. In the valley of Premontre in France, a small group of men gathered on Christmas Eve, 1121. Led by Norbert of Xanten in Germany, they committed themselves to God, to one another, and to the vita apostolica or to the life as the early christians did. They built an abbey at Premontre to be the first home of their service. Communities of Norbertine priests, brothers, sisters and laity can now be found around the world.
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