Tucked away in the beautiful desert area of the Chama Canyon wilderness in northwest New Mexico is a little-known monastery. Located about 75 north of Santa Fe and 13 miles down an unpaved road off U.S. Route 84 is the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, which is surrounded by miles of government-protected lands, awe-inspiring cliffs, tree-covered mountains, and the Chama River. Here’s why you’ll agree with us when we say this is one of the most beautiful monasteries in New Mexico:
Check out this quick video tour of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert garden:
If you are anywhere near Santa Fe, a visit to this tranquil and holy place is absolutely worth the effort. This is one of the most amazing monasteries in New Mexico. You will most likely find yourself reluctant to leave, as the surroundings help guests renew their spirituality.
Have you ever visited the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, and if so, what was your experience here? Did you take a day trip or did you opt to spend a few nights (or more) here? For related content, you’ll fall in love with these churches across America that will surely take your breath away.
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