Opening Day in the Guesthouse!
You are most welcome! According to the Rule os St Benedict - everyone is to be welcomed as Christ. Therefore, even though we are a Catholic Benedictine Monastery, everyone is welcome to come and stay with us. We look forward to greeting you.
We are very happy to let you know that we will be opening the guesthouse during the first week in May. NM Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham has announced that out of State travelers are welcome to New Mexico if they have the vaccine. (Proof of Covid-19 Vaccine required).
We, therefore, welcome those who have been vaccinated to stay with us. Masks will still be required for those who wish to participate in the Monastic Office. Social distancing is encouraged in public areas of the monastery. As we move forward after a year of being closed, we will be limiting the number of guests who stay with us until we all reach a comfort level. It will take some time to adjust to a 'new way' of doing things - but we are doing our part here at the monastery.
We continue to accept reservations for our hermitages for those wishing for a more private retreat. Should you be passing through the area and need some rest and quiet time, preferring not to stay in a motel, you are welcome to stay with us in a hermitage.
Each single-occupancy hermitage is simply furnished and includes a kitchenette with a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, crock-pot, coffee maker, teapot, etc. in order for you to be completely self-sufficient while staying here. Please bring your own food - we are happy to help out if you run our of staples, such as milk, bread tea/coffee etc.
You are welcome to enjoy the walking trails on the property, or take a walk down to the river and find a quiet spot to meditate on the beauty of nature and God. You may walk the stations of the cross and make your way down to the small grove of trees tucked away in solitude.
The rate for a room in the guesthouse is $85.00 per person per night, a hermitage is $105.00 per night (Hermitages are single occupancy only).
Please call the Guest Office at 505.757 6415 Ext. 112 to reserve your hermitage. COVID-19 expectations and guidelines will be provided for you when you confirm your reservation.
We continue to follow the occupancy guidance from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Office of the Governor. The Archbishop is currently allowing public mass. Therefore we have resumed public mass here. Our Sunday mass is at 9:30 as usual - however it is not in the monastic chapel, we have moved into the Dove building to allow for better social distancing.
For more information about Archbishop Wester's directives for the Public Celebration of the Eucharist and Sacraments, click here.
We are also in compliance with the Health Order from the Office of the Governor which strongly advises a 14-day self-quarantine for non-New Mexico individuals traveling to NM either by plane or vehicle.
New Mexico's Latest Public Health Order & Travel Recommendations click here.
CDC Information for Community and Faith Based Organizations click here.
CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations Information click here.
Abbot Aidan's Statement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We also continue to pray for our world at this time. There is much going on, many people are suffering and fearful for the future. As a monastic community, we believe it is our part to pray for the needs of the world and humanity. We do this every day during our monastic office and at the daily mass.
Even though we are separated, we unite ourselves with you in spirit. God is with us, God is with you, and He will never let us down. He loves you.
—In Christ, Abbot Aidan, OSB
The Abbey now enters the 71st year of continuous monastic presence in Pecos. We look forward to serving the needs of our neighbors and guests for many years to come.