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What is Fasting?

What is fasting, anyway, and what is the best way to do it? In this short video, Fr. John Henry speaks into the practical basics (and benefits) of fasting.

The Second Sunday in Lent

Today’s Gospel is the story of the Transfiguration, a very untypical example of a Lenten Gospel even if it has occupied this place in the worship of the Roman rite for a long time.

The First Sunday of Lent

In the Our Father, we say ‘Lead us not into temptation’, and clearly the prayer is needed because in today’s Gospel, on the Sunday of Temptations, we find the Spirit leading no less a person than the Son of God himself into the desert precisely in order to be tempted. And there is something very strange here.

Preparing for Christmas with Mary
O Antiphons

Join us for eight days of Marian prayers based on the themes of the eight Norbertine O Antiphons. The O Antiphons are the highlight of vespers during the eight evenings before Christmas, during which they are chanted to the solemn ringing of church bells. These beautiful prayers invoke the most ancient titles of Our Lord, begging Him to hastily come to save us on Christmas day.

December 16 - 23

VIRTUAL RETREAT // LENT 2024
The Great Fast
Ancient and Evergreen. Captivating and Austere.
Sign up to discover the ancient beauty of Lent with the Norbertines of St. Michael's Abbey, and to be remembered in our prayer and penance during this holy season.
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