WHAT IS
AN ABBEY?
WATCH VIDEO
SUPPORT THE ABBEY

Stay up-to-date with the Abbey.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
A vital
legacy
For centuries…
Abbeys have safeguarded culture, created stunning sacred art, unearthed profound scientific discoveries, and served as centers of charity and refuge for the poor and marginalized.

Over the years, monastic life has given us music notation, the university system, hospitals, the clock, cellular biology, agricultural science, and some of the best beer in the world.
Foundations
of Civilization.
Abbeys are the foundations of civilization – places where man can live out his vocation in community with others and in service to God.

In our work, in our study, and in our prayer, the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey serve in this vital legacy.
We are a center for…
scholarship & craftsmanship
teaching
art & music
hospitality
holiness

Scholarship

Teaching

art and music

hospitality

holiness

We are a center for…
scholarship & craftsmanship
teaching
art & music
hospitality
holiness

Scholarship

Teaching

art and music

hospitality

holiness

Above all, we are a place for common worship and prayer.
Encounter the beauty.
Here, in the mountains of southern California, St. Michael’s Abbey seeks to live an authentic Christian life – life at its happiest and best, where we recognize that all creation is a gift, and that all our lives can be given as a gift back to our Creator.

It is a place for all to encounter the unfathomable beauty of God and to enter into the mystery of His unrelenting love.

And it is a starting point through which we can begin laying a new foundation for a renewal in our Church and our society — just as abbeys have always done, and just as they will always do.
"
Quote
Thank you.
As we take a moment to reflect, in gratitude, on the countless blessings we have received, we want to be sure to thank you for your continued support of St. Michael’s Abbey. In this same spirit of gratitude, we are happy to share a new video featuring a Thanksgiving message from some of our seminarians.
Join us in our mission.
The world needs well-formed priests. By God's grace, men are answering this call. This year, St. Michael's Abbey is welcoming more postulants than ever before. If you can, please support these men who are laying down their lives in service of the Church.