New Newsletter: Autumn 2016

The newest edition of the St. Michael Messenger is now available here. It features stories about Fathers Francis and Theodore's jubilee celebration, the ministry of acolyte, summer camp "floaters" (grounds crew), St. Monica' tears, our Sir Henry Chadwick library collection, and more! Also check out the newsletter archive, or subscribe to receive the next one.

No Google Map to Holiness

by Fr. John Henry
“Go your way; behold, I send you out.” Whenever we set out on a journey we like to have some idea of the destination, the “Point B.” And we have directions or a GPS to get us there. Spiritually, this presents a problem. The Lord... Read more

Childlike Prayer

by Fr. Gregory
"May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call." This prayer of St. Paul, which follows his eloquent teaching on God’s gracious dispensation for the restoration of all creation in Christ Jesus, is... Read more

Minister, Be Eaten and Drunk, and So Be Blessed

by Fr. Chrysostom
We just heard Jesus say, “Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” God reproved the fool who stored up for himself many good things, thinking he would live a long... 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.