Photos of All Souls Day 2016

On All Souls Day, our canonry prayed for the holy souls in purgatory at three conventual Masses in the abbey church, as well as by visiting Ascension Cemetery, where our deceased founders and many friends of our community are buried. Click here to see the photos.

Pass the Ambrosia, Blessed Mother

by Fr. Jerome
"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." In the past, two men have spoken to me about this gospel reading, both of them on different sides of the marriage spectrum. The... Read more

Our Lord's Strangest Parable

by Fr. Theodore
The subtleties of the gospel that we have just heard were lost on the Roman emperor and pagan philosopher Julian the Apostate. He claimed that, with today’s parable of the unjust steward, our Lord actually recommended fraud to his followers. This accusation isn’t simply false;... Read more

Watch for the End of the World

by Fr. Nathaniel
Between now and the end of the liturgical year, four weeks from now, we will be hearing a lot about the end of the world. "Brothers and sisters," St. Paul tells us today, "do not be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or be alarmed”... 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.