The Cross Planted Beside Flowing Waters

by Fr. Nathaniel
Who is the man, the blessed man, whom we just heard about in the psalm? The man "who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked"; the man "who does not stand in the way of sinners"; the man "who does not sit in... Read more

Thank God I’m a Norbertine and Not Like Other Men!

by Fr. Jerome
I hear a lot of frightened people these days, voicing concern about the situation of our world. Perhaps it is unrest because of the impending elections—honestly, I do not know all the causes. What do we trust in as a foundation for our lives? How... Read more

The Call of the Mild

by Fr. Ambrose
"I urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received. ... As you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism." This is Saint Paul writing to the Ephesians from his prison... Read more

Bear Wrongs Patiently

The operative word in this work is "patiently," which means "using the virtue of patience." Most people do not realize that patience, far from being a sign of weakness, is actually an indicator of great strength of character, and many would be surprised to learn... 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.