“Before all else, dear brothers, love God and then your neighbor, because these are the chief commandments given to us”

Rule of St. Augustine

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to the information page for St. Michael’s Abbey Lay Order.

On this page, you will find various documents to assist you including general information on the Lay Order, the updated meeting schedule, the list of formation classes, the statutes of the Lay Order, as well as the lives of the celebrated Norbertine Saints.


If you would like more information about the Lay Order, have any questions, or are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to email directly at the email address below. Please include your name, phone number, and any questions you may have.

May God bless you.

Br Mark Charlesworth, O.Praem.

Director - Lay Order


May 2024

Upcoming Event

sunday, may 21
Monthly Meeting

sunday, april 16, 2023

12:30 PM
Potluck lunch honoring priests leaving for the Midwest
1:30 PM
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Rosary
2:00 PM
Affiliate Meeting – “True Devotion II”
3:00 PM
Novitiate Meeting – “Rule of Life”
3:00 PM
Professed Meeting

Abbot’s Circle

Is a first-of-its-kind virtual monastery—an evolving, curated library that offers an inside look at the artistic, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual work that the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey carry out each day for the praise and honor of Jesus Christ.