Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert

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The Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert is a monastic community of women in the Benedictine tradition.  We profess vows of stability, conversion of life and obedience.  Our primary mission is to seek God through a life of prayer, silence and solitude.  Our way of life frees us to give glory and praise to God, intercede through prayer for the needs of the world and hospitality.

The phrase “monastic” means living according to the Rule of St. Benedict, under the guidance of a prioress, abbess, or abbot (for monks). The monastic life involves living the ordinary life in seeking God.

Benedictine spirituality is founded is silence, solitude, holy reading and prayer. Our Horarium or daily schedule begins with Vigils at 4:30 am. We celebrate Mass daily and meet seven times a day to pray the Divine Office as structured by the Rule of St. Benedict. All 150 Psalms are chanted in English, in the course of two weeks, which include scripture texts, canticles and hymns directed by the Benedictine tradition.

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Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert
PO Box 556; 10258 US Hwy 64
Blanco, NM 87412-0556




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Year Founded: 1991
Diocese: Gallup, NM
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