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The Abbot's Circle is a passionate group of monthly givers committed to supporting the future of the Church through the various life-changing ministries of the Norbertine Fathers at St. Michael's Abbey. These generous souls are people like you, from more than fourteen countries around the world, giving what they can to pass on a stronger Church to their children and grandchildren. In gratitude for your support, the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey created a vast digital library - a place to get Catholic content that will nourish you spiritually.
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Humility, Eucharistic Devotion, and Hope

Humility, Eucharistic Devotion, and Hope

At the beginning of today’s Gospel, Jesus says to the twelve: “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” After signaling to John who it is, but not hearing the answer, Peter hears Jesus say to him: “Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” One imagines that Peter understood Jesus to be answering John’s question by identifying him as the soon-to-be traitor.

Pour Out Your Very Best for the Lord

Pour Out Your Very Best for the Lord

Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair (John 12: 3).
Holy Mother Church gives us in this holiest week of the year a tremendous opportunity to imitate Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha (and in the best strands of Catholic tradition, the Magdalene), in pouring out our very best for the Lord.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

With the commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, we have now begun the holiest week of the year. And although the length of the Passion narrative is best matched by the brevity of our words, the need for a bit of rest demands we not be altogether silent, lest either so great a mystery be passed over with undue haste or weariness be increased by too much talk. So profound are Christ’s suffering and death that no man can do them justice, and yet the very subject matter which is ineffable gives us the ability to speak, nor can it be that however little we say is insufficient when however much we say can never be enough.

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A new video series by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.

Novena to Our Lady
of the
Holy Rosary

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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, so essential in the life of a Catholic and the life of the Church, is challenging to focus on, because He is subtle. Fr. John Henry offers his insight.

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