Abbey Life

Hidden in the mountains of southern California, St. Michael’s Abbey seeks to live an authentic Christian life – life at its happiest and best, where we recognize that all creation is a gift, and that all our lives can be given as a gift back to our Creator. In our work, in our study, and in our prayer, St. Michael’s Abbey lives the ancient and vital tradition of abbey life.

Rowan Williams and the Chadwick-Oden Lecture Series

There is much to celebrate when men of faith can love the same Good Lord and good things together.

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Rowan Williams and the Chadwick-Oden Lecture Series

There is much to celebrate when men of faith can love the same Good Lord and good things together.

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Norbertine Brews

Abbeys have a long history of brewing beer. This past Michaelmas, St. Michael's Abbey continued this happy tradition.

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Dr. Jordan Peterson Visits the Abbey

St. Michael’s Abbey is a place where heaven and earth meet, and where God calls people to encounter Him as Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. A few weeks ago we rejoiced to welcome Dr. Jordan Peterson and his wife Tammy for an afternoon visit to the abbey.

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The 2023 Chadwick-Oden Lectures

To celebrate the special collections of our library and to foster the continued scholarship that is so much a part of our monastic life, we are inaugurating an academic lecture series: the Chadwick-Oden Lecture Series.

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Eulogy for Benedict XVI

We mourn our losses, inevitable and bittersweet, and look forward with joy and gratitude to new possibilities with those whom we have yet to love in this new year of grace, Pope Benedict’s first in the world to come!‍

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Our Growing Community

On Christmas Eve, the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey welcomed eleven new men into the community as novices -- the largest class in the history of our community! On the day marking the traditional birthday of the Norbertine Order, the St. Michael's community continues to be blessed abundantly by young men willing to lay down their lives for God and His Holy Church.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession 2022

St. Michael's Abbey honored Our Lady's apparition at Tepayac Hill with a procession.

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Christmas Address 2022

As the year draws to a close, Fr. Prior offers a Christmas reflection on the many blessings our community has received in 2022.

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What Is an Abbey?

For centuries, abbeys have safeguarded culture, created stunning sacred art, unearthed profound scientific discoveries, and served as centers of charity and refuge for the poor and marginalized.

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Series: City of Saints

Award-winning director, Charles Francis Kinnane and his team of passionate and dedicated film-makers tell the true stories of God’s grace through the ministries of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey in this groundbreaking seven part web series.

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