My first brief visit Monday afternoon, Oct 1st, having climbed Wheeler Pk near Taos that morning.
From Santa Fe, it's under an hour on Hwy 84 to the turnoff. .. Abiquiu happens to be the nearest post office.
Abiquiu is now off the bottom edge of the map, but this shows the dotted 151 turnoff from 84.
The very fine dirt road, the latter half along the Chama River.
Travel on the 13-mile dirt road takes about a half hour or so.
[Close-up in the next image.]
More info here:.. http://christdesert.org/ ... [After visiting website, hit the back-key on your browser.]
The first of the Stations of the Cross.
Every cross is different.
The Christ in the Desert Chapel.
I attended one of the 4:00 am vigils - not real popular with most guests.
In a connecting building that includes the gift shop - the doors lead to the dining area.
[With camera flash.]
The Chama River follows the line of trees.
The guest quarters. ... Most are one-bed rooms with a couple of two-bed rooms.
Foreground room contains the common room with library and small kitchen (with photos later).
I stayed through the Vespers chanted prayers in the chapel, then departed as everyone went to dinner.
I would love to have stayed 1-2 nights, but they were booked, as is often the case.
OK, I'm back - Monday afternoon, Oct 29th, following a Fr. Richard Rohr conference in Santa Fe. ... This time armed with reservations for two nights. :)
Close to 6:00 pm now.
Art work to the side of the chapel - St Benedict (roughly 480 to 547 AD), founder of the Benedictine Order.
Taking a quiet stroll Monday night, joined by a bright moon.
Tuesday morning - I attended the 4:00 am Vigil, now heading back for Lauds, followed by mass then breakfast.