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

Photos of St. Augustine's Day 2016

Four of our confreres—Fraters Lazarus, Urban, Louis, and Alcuin—made their first profession of vows on the solemnity of our holy father St. Augustine. Check out the photos of the pontifical Mass, and thank you for praying for the perseverance of these now–junior-professed canons!

Marriage Is Like Mustard

by Fr. Maximilian
And so the poor farmer's youngest son, having defeated the evil ogre, was made a prince and married the beautiful princess, and they lived happily ever after. The end. The next day… … the new prince ran back to his father's farm, threw open the... 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.