The Consoling Second Coming

by Fr. Chrysostom
In the first reading today, after drawing the attention of the Thessalonians to the final act of the human drama, when Christ will come to judge the living and the dead, St. Paul concludes his treatment by saying, “Therefore, console one another with these words.”... Read more

Faith & Fitness

by Fr. Jerome
The fitness industry makes billions each year. And we see promises coming at us from the covers of magazines for men and women: for runners, golfers, cyclists, weight lifters, triathletes—you name it. And many people say that it is a scam: you pay money for... Read more

Least in the Kingdom

by Fr. John Henry
“Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.” Our Lord has a great affection, a preference, for little things. He illustrates His parables with mustard seeds; He identifies Himself with little children; He judges us... Read more

Build Beautiful Churches

by Fr. Justin
Go up into the hill country; bring timber, and build the house That I may take pleasure in it and receive my glory, says the LORD. Why should we build beautiful churches? Wouldn’t it be better to give the money to poor? We’ve all heard... 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.