Pray for the Living and the Dead

This spiritual work of mercy is probably that rarest of rare combinations: It is simple, and it is easy. Prayer for the living and the dead is a very efficacious means of giving spiritual alms, and it is something all can do, rich and poor,... Read more

Roman Topography 101

by Fr. Ambrose
"My house shall be a house of prayer." Something a little bit different this morning: Let’s have a look at ancient Roman Christian topography. Ancient people buried their dead outside the walls of their cities. That’s a really good idea, so that the people living... Read more

The Terms of Peace

by Fr. Damien
"For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave... Read more

New Newsletter: Winter 2016

Introducing our new winter edition of the St. Michael's Messenger! This issue focuses on sacred art, and it features Frater Vianney's architectural vocation story, a close-up of a St. Michael icon by our own Frater Basil, an account of the new abbey's design from the architect himself. Click here to download the PDF.


Who We Are

Immersed in the 900-year tradition of our order, we Norbertine Fathers live a monastic common life of liturgical prayer and care for souls. Our abbey here in Orange consists of nearly fifty priests and thirty seminarians studying for the priesthood. Learn more here.

Vocations Brochures

Do you know any young men who might be interested in entering our community? Share our two new vocations brochures with them, and please keep praying for holy Norbertine vocations.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that you can submit prayer requests to our community electronically? We list these intentions in the sacristy, and our conferes pray for them every day.

New Newsletter

The newest edition of the St. Michael Messenger is now available here. Also check out the newsletter archive, or subscribe to receive the next one.

Who Is St. Norbert?

St. Norbert founded our Order, the Canons Regular of Prémontré, on Christmas Day 1121. Learn more about our holy father hereSancte Pater Norberte, ora pro nobis.

Radio Shows

Our Fr. Sebastian makes regular guest appearances on Catholic Answers Live, an apologetics-focused radio program for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Click here to listen to his past shows.

Summer Camp Photos

Check out the photos from St. Michael's Summer Camp 2016, our annual seminarian apostolate for boys age 7–12.

A Day in the Life

What does a Norbertine canon do all day? Click here to find out.