What Is Mercy?

Mercy , in Latin, is misericordia . The English word derives from Middle English and its use of the French merci or "thanks," and ultimately from the Latin merces , meaning reward or, in Christian Latin, pity, favor, or heavenly reward. Over thousands of years,... Read more

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter's to inaugurate the Jubilee of Mercy. There are many ways of showing and receiving mercy in our lives, and the Church lists fourteen of them, spiritual and corporal. In a series of... Read more


Summer Camp

Summer Camp registration opens on February 22! Click here to learn more.

Who Is St. Norbert?

St. Norbert of Xanten founded our Order, the Canons Regular of Prémontré, on Christmas Day 1121. Learn more about our holy father hereSancte Pater Norberte, ora pro nobis.

Gregorian Chant

"Seven times a day I praise you," says the Psalmist. At St. Michael's Abbey, our praise usually comes in the form of chant, taken from our own Norbertine liturgical tradition. You can listen to our music on the Gregorian Chant page. To purchase our CDs, visit the online store.

A Day in the Life

What does a Norbertine canon do all day? Click here to find out.

Abbey Homilies

One of the great blessings of our Norbertine community life is getting to hear all of the priest confreres' preaching. Read some of our fathers' daily sermons on the Homilies page.