A Message from St. Michael's Abbey

Due to the injunctions of civil and ecclesiastical authorities, St. Michael’s Abbey church is closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to minister as best as we are able, given these limitations.

As of May 11, 2020: Confession is available from 1:15 – 4:15 p.m. every day of the week. There is no need to call the abbey and confirm.

We invite you to connect more closely with God through the Abbot’s Circle. We hope to provide you content that lifts your spirits, and extends healing and prayers to those who are affected. Please visit Abbot’s Circle Together.

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.