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The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey

Day Three | The Great Fast

The Fridays of Lent give us the opportunity to reflect on the Lord's Passion. They are "practice," in a sense, for Good Friday, and an opportunity for grace.

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Day Two | The Great Fast

Our task now is to settle into a regular pace of daily fasting, and to "hit our stride" in our attempts to take up our Cross.

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Day One | The Great Fast

The Lord tells us how much He wants us to return to Him. Repentance and contrition (done in charity!) really matter to our loving God.

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The Newly Vested (2023)

Just before None on Christmas Eve, Fr. Abbot vested five new novices in the white habit and gave them their new name and religious patron.

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Abbey Life Update (December, 2023)

As the year draws to a close, we reflect fondly on some of the particular joys of the last couple of months.

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O Virgo Virginum

O Virgin of virgins, how shall this be? For neither before thee was any like thee, nor shall there be after thee...

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O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

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O Rex Gentium

O King of the Nations and their desire, the cornerstone making both one: come and save the human race, which you fashioned from clay.

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O Oriens

O Dawning Light, Splendor of Light Eternal and Sun of Righteousness, come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.‍

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O Clavis David

O Key of David and scepter of the House of Israel . . . come and lead the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of Death.

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O Radix Jesse

O root of Jesse, standing as a sign amongst the peoples . . . to you the nations will make their prayer: come and deliver us and delay no longer.

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O Adonai

O Adonai, Leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire in the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai, come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

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O Sapientia

O Wisdom coming forth from the mouth of the Most High...

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