The Miracle at St. Michael’s Abbey


Our community has been blessed by a tremendous amount of growth—both in our numbers, as well as in our apostolates. This growth has resulted in the urgent need for a new abbey to advance our mission more effectively.

In March 2018 we completed our fundraising campaign and successfully met our goal of $120,000,000. We broke ground and construction is underway!

In The News

“…when speakers addressed the magnitude of the construction project that lies ahead — gesturing to a balloon soaring 100 feet high, as tall as the bell tower will eventually rise — they did not speak of how the structure would impress passersby or dwarf other structures. Instead, they described it as ‘pointing us to heaven.’”

National Catholic Register

“After years of planning, the priests of St. Michael’s Abbey are ready to have their new home built.

The 40 acres of their future campus have been prepped and ready in Silverado Canyon for more than two years, and recently a nearly $120 million fundraising campaign was completed to start the vertical construction.”

The Orange Catholic Register

“ABBEY ROAD: Groundbreaking, $120-million fundraising goal celebrated for new St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado Canyon”

Orange County Catholic

“Breaking new ground”

The LA Times

“Oasis of ‘heavenly hosts’ for connecting with God”

Legatus Magazine

“House of God, Gate of Heaven”

Catholic Business Journal Daily

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Abbot Eugene Hayes, O. Praem.

Catholic Business Journal Daily

Digital Rendering

Ground Breaking

Progress Photos

The New Abbey Will:

Serve as a spiritual oasis for Southern California and beyond.

Support the increasing number of vocations to the seminary.

Host and lead retreats.

Provide adult education opportunities.

Become a regional center for music, history, culture, art, and literature.

The future of the abbey can be witnessed nestled among several hundred acres of majestic land in Silverado Canyon, California.

For more information about the new abbey, or to schedule a tour of the site

Please contact

or call (949) 546-0694.

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