Join Music That Makes Community for a spacious, three-day/two-night retreat at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Albuquerque, New Mexico from October 13-15, 2022. As we enjoy the beauty of autumn in the desert, we’ll sing and reflect on the theme “Soul Songs for Every Season.” Recognizing the rapid change and constant pivoting in our lives the past few years, we'll lean into a spacious time for rest and rejuvenation, tune ourselves to the rhythms of the land, and listen for songs and spiritual practices that can sustain us through every season of life.

The retreat will be led by a dynamic team of musicians and clergy from the United States and Canada, including Sylvia Miller Mutia, David Poole, Patti Powell, Emilie Teresa Smith, and Paul Vasile. There will be regular opportunities for communal worship and reflection, as well as time for personal rest and renewal.

Individual and shared housing options are available for overnight guests, including Hermitages and new guest rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are comfortable, accessible, and simply furnished. Capacity is limited, so RSVP early to guarantee a place.

A special commuter rate is also available for participants within driving distance. 

Check in begins at 1 pm MT on Thursday afternoon, October 13. We'll begin with dinner together followed by Evening Prayer, so if you are traveling from a distance, consider an early flight so you can arrive in time. The closest airport to the Abbey is Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ).

The retreat ends with lunch on Saturday, October 15, at approximately 1 pm MT.

Registration fees are on a sliding scale and include lodging, meals (from dinner Thursday to lunch Saturday), and all workshop materials. We ask you to pay what is generous and affordable for you, with gratitude for the time and skill of our presenters. Additional scholarship support is also available, if needed.

Hermitage: Single Occupancy - $600 to $525
(all meals, individual room with private bath)

Guest Room: Single Occupancy - $550 to $475
(all meals, individual room with private bath)

Guest Room: Double Occupancy - $500 to $425
(all meals, shared room with private bath)

Commuter - $400 to $325
(all meals, no lodging)

Register here!

COVID protocols: 
We will follow the guidelines of the Abbey in place at the time of the event and monitor local infection rates, taking precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. Singing spaces will be well-ventilated, we’ll take regular breaks, and follow the CDC's best practices for in-person gathering.

October 13, 2022 at 1:00pm - October 15, 2022
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
United States
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Charlotte Moroz · · 929-266-4662

Music that Makes Community
304 Bond Street * Brooklyn, NY 11231

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