The Mercy of Venice

by Fr. Maximilian
Enter PORTIA, dressed like a Doctor of Laws PORTIA. I am informed throughly of the cause. Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew? Antonio and old Shylock, both stand forth. Do you confess the bond? ANTONIO. I do. PORTIA. Then must the Jew... Read more

The Duke of Bildgewater and the King of Kings

by Fr. Brendan
Jim said to Huckleberry, “Don’t it surprise you de way dem kings carries on, Huck?” “No,” I say, “it don’t.” “Why don’t it, Huck?” “Well, it don’t, because it’s in the breed, I reckon they’re all alike.” “But, Huck, dese kings o’ ourn is reglar... Read more

Rebirth in Baptism

by Fr. Gregory
What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit… The readings on this first day after the great Octave of Easter present two types of people or souls. In the Gospel, Nicodemus, a Pharisee, reveals his inability to comprehend... Read more

Would that All Were Prophets

by Fr. Ambrose
Joshua, son of Nun, said, “Moses, my lord, stop them.” But Moses answered him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow his spirit on them all!” Wouldn’t it be wonderful... Read more


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.