A Message from St. Michael's Abbey


Both the current and new abbeys are safe from the wildfires impacting Orange County.

We pray for all those affected by the fires.

The abbey church is open to the public for our liturgical services.

Sunday Masses will be held at 7:00 a.m. (Conventual Mass), 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Reservations are required – click HERE.

Confessions will be heard Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
in our socially-distanced classroom/confessionals.

Your opportunity to help.

Support the various Norbertine ministries.

Let us pray for you.

The prayers of our community are the greatest gift we give.

Discern God’s call for your life.

Seeking priestly perfection through religious observance.

“A priest is not a priest for himself.
He is a priest for you.”

– St. John Vianney

We rely on your support to continue our ministries.



The city of the saints is above, although here below it begets citizens, in whom it sojourns till the time of its reign arrives, when it shall gather together all in the day of the resurrection; and then shall the promised kingdom be given to them, in which they shall reign with their Prince, the King of the ages, time without end.
– St. Augustine, City of God, Bk 15, c 1


Immersed in the 900-year tradition of our order, we Norbertine Fathers live a 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.