Enjoy the beauty of autumn in the desert from
October 5-7, 2023, as Music that Makes Community again gathers at the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Albuquerque, NM for a three-day, two-night retreat. 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 sustain body, heart, and soul. Daily workshops include opportunities to focus on topics like:

  • Singing lament and grief
  • Songs to strengthen justice and reconciliation work
  • Paperless songs and liturgy for Advent 
The retreat will be led by a dynamic team of local musicians and clergy, including Sylvia and Donnel Miller-Mutia, David and Winona Poole, as well as MMC's Executive Director Paul Vasile.  
Check in begins at 1 pm MT on Thursday, October 5. 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 7, at approximately 1:30 pm MT. View the full retreat schedule.
Individual and shared housing options are available for overnight guests, including hermitages and guest rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms are comfortable, accessible, and simply furnished. Capacity is limited, so RSVP early to guarantee a place.
  • Hermitage: Single Occupancy - $575 to $500 (all meals, individual room w/ private bath)
  • Guest Room: Double Occupancy - $500 to $425 (all meals, shared room w/ private bath)
Three options are available for participants who wish to commute.
  • Commuter: Full Retreat - $275 to $200 (all meals)
  • Commuter: Friday Full Day - $120 to $90 (all meals)
  • Commuter: Half-Day - $80 to $40 (one meal)
Please reach out to Paul at [email protected] with any questions or to request scholarship assistance.
October 05, 2023 at 1:00pm - October 07, 2023
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
United States
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Charlotte Moroz · · 929-266-4662

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