Our Lord's Strangest Parable

by Fr. Theodore
The subtleties of the gospel that we have just heard were lost on the Roman emperor and pagan philosopher Julian the Apostate. He claimed that, with today’s parable of the unjust steward, our Lord actually recommended fraud to his followers. This accusation isn’t simply false;... Read more

Watch for the End of the World

by Fr. Nathaniel
Between now and the end of the liturgical year, four weeks from now, we will be hearing a lot about the end of the world. "Brothers and sisters," St. Paul tells us today, "do not be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or be alarmed”... Read more

The Extended Family of the Saints

by Fr. Gregory
"I consider everything as loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord." St. Paul’s exuberance in expressing the immense fulfillment he receives in being such a close and intimate friend of his Savior is refreshing. And yet, there is nothing exclusive... Read more

Forgive Offenses

Each work of mercy is of great importance, but in a sense to forgive offenses could be the most important of all, and possibly the most difficult. Why would it be the most important? Because being forgiven of our sins depends, by God's design, on... 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.