What Is There about His Word?

by Fr. John Henry
“What is there about his word?” How often do you stop and ask that question? How easily can Jesus exercise authority and power over your life? The real test is if we allow Him to work in His own surprising ways—I don’t say in ways... Read more

Care for Elders

Ever since the time of the Apostles, Christian families have taken care of their elders and infirm as an important expression of their love of neighbor (cf. 1 Tim 5 and 1 Jn 4). When St. Benedict formed his monastic life in the West, he... Read more

Hospital Ministry

Through this holy anointing may the Lord in His love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit... May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up. Amen. This is object of our ministry to the sick:... Read more

Summer Camp

Boys need the example and encouragement of men and other boys in order to grow. Their innate desire to be strong young men moves them to imitate their fathers and other father figures. St. Michael's Summer Camp provides an ideal opportunity for boys to spend... 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.