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A view from in St. Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California.

California abbey’s consulting firm takes ‘desperately needed’ approach to fundraising

Jan 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Abbey Group, launched at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California, takes a uniquely Catholic approach to raising funds... Read more

A group of men studying to become priests at St. Michael's Abbey in California.

California’s new abbey is inspiring young men to join the priesthood 

Aug 21, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Michael’s Abbey outside of Los Angeles is a new home to the Norbertines, an order seeing quick growth in... Read more

The altar and tabernacle of Corpus Christi Priory in Springfield, Illinois.

California community of Norbertine priests establish new priory, institute in Illinois

Aug 13, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The new priory and institute “represent the fruition of an almost 20-year vision for the growing Norbertine community.” Read more

The choir sings during Candelmas at the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange, Calif.

With joy and hope, growing Norbertine abbey to launch new community in Illinois

Mar 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Norbertines’ St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California, has seen major growth in recent years, and that growth will... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to the Norbertines: Always keep an open heart

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope issued a message marking the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of Prémontré. Read more

Abbey brewer Fr. Karel Stautemas and master brewer Marc-Antoine Sochon toast the opening of Grimbergen Abbey Brewery in Belgium.

Beer-making returns to Belgian Catholic abbey after 200 years

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Norbertine monastery was forced to abandon brewing after the French Revolution. Read more

Norbertine Fathers in California launch digital Advent calendar

Dec 1, 2019

A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey.

Norbertines launch digital library from their California abbey

Nov 1, 2018

By Mary Farrow

On any typical weekend, the white cassock-clad priests of the Norbertine order from St. Michael’s Abbey in southern California preach... Read more