The Terms of Peace

by Fr. Damien
"For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave... Read more

New Newsletter: Winter 2016

Introducing our new winter edition of the St. Michael's Messenger! This issue focuses on sacred art, and it features Frater Vianney's architectural vocation story, a close-up of a St. Michael icon by our own Frater Basil, an account of the new abbey's design from the architect himself. Click here to download the PDF.

Are We Reachable?

by Fr. John Henry
“He climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus. Jesus looked up and said, ‘Zacchaeus, come down quickly.'” It is always interesting to see where people are when Jesus calls them, when he knocks on their door. Our Lady was in prayer at the... Read more

Avoid All Unnecessary Comforts

by Fr. Chrysostom
This morning at Matins we heard how St. Siard, a Norbertine abbot of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, kept himself focused on the one necessary thing: “listening, meditating, loving the Lord Jesus alone, the only Word of the Father, from whom the soul... Read more


Who We Are

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

Vocations Brochures

Do you know any young men who might be interested in entering our community? Share our two new vocations brochures with them, and please keep praying for holy Norbertine vocations.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that you can submit prayer requests to our community electronically? We list these intentions in the sacristy, and our conferes pray for them every day.

New Newsletter

The newest edition of the St. Michael Messenger is now available here. Also check out the newsletter archive, or subscribe to receive the next one.

Who Is St. Norbert?

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

Radio Shows

Our Fr. Sebastian makes regular guest appearances on Catholic Answers Live, an apologetics-focused radio program for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Click here to listen to his past shows.

Summer Camp Photos

Check out the photos from St. Michael's Summer Camp 2016, our annual seminarian apostolate for boys age 7–12.

A Day in the Life

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