Table Reading

At St. Michael's Abbey, it doesn't take long to realize that silence is an important aspect of our daily life. Many are puzzled, however, when they learn that we even observe a spirit of silence during our mealtimes. For one, breakfast is taken completely in... Read more

Serving Community Dinner

It isn't an uncommon sight at St. Michael's Abbey to see the confreres hard at work. You may see them offering Holy Mass, teaching a class, or perhaps trimming up our Abbey's gardens. Service to the community is an essential part of Norbertine life. Even... Read more

Pope St. John I

by Fr. Chrysostom
Oftentimes, when we read the life of a saint, the personal details—the miracles, the feats of holiness, the amazing virtues—can so capture our imagination that the historical context that made the saint who he was in the first place can be completely missed. St. Norbert... Read more

We Need a New Pentecost

by Fr. Gregory
Day after day the churches grew stronger in faith and increased in number. Over recent days we have been hearing from the Gospel of John of the challenging teaching of Jesus on charity. Love one another as I have loved you. Today we heard that... 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.