To the north of Santa Fe, a Benedictine community has lived in the desert since 1964.
Just one verse each day.
The Monastery of Christ in the Desert is located in Abiquiu, New Mexico, about 100 kilometers north of Santa Fe. It was founded in 1964 by Fr. Elredo Pared, accompanied by a group of monks coming from the monastery of Mount Savior, in New York. In 1983, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert became part of the English Province of the Congregation of Subiaco, as a Conventual Priory, and became an autonomous abbey in 1996.