Messiah v. Mammon

by Fr. Theodore
From the dawn of revelation, there were prophecies about a coming Savior. He would later come to be known as the Messiah. This Messiah or anointed King of the Jews would be a descendant of King David, who in his day had made Israel an... Read more

Detention Ministry

In Our Lord's riveting description of the final judgment of the earth in the Gospel of Matthew (25:31ff), He addresses the sheep on His right with one of the reasons they have been numbered among his eternal flock: "When I was in prison, you visited... Read more

The Feast of St. Michael

by Fr. Abbot Eugene
In the early days of St. Michael’s Novitiate and then Priory, it was this day more than any other which represented a particular reason for celebration of the angel who watches over us. Although the heart of this liturgy initially was dedicated to the Archangel... Read more

A Mother’s Tears

by Fr. Victor
Weep not for Me, but for your children. These words of our Lord can practically serve as a summation of St. Monica’s life. You might say she has the most famous tears in history, since it was her prayerful tears or tearful prayers that converted... 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.