Spirituality

St. Michael’s Abbey is a place for common worship and prayer. All that we do is directed at giving glory and honor to God. Walk with us as we work, daily, to strengthen our devotion and love for Christ, Who first loved us.

We believe, and we adore, and we love.

What we heard in the first line of today’s first reading, St. Thomas makes clear, suffices to be good theological definition of the virtue of faith. What do we believe but the First Truth, God Himself, but precisely as something as yet unseen?

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Behold the Lamb of God!

The person and mission of St. John the Baptist has been foundational to the Norbertine Order from its inception.

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Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

We will be meditating on the fifteen promises given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche by Our Lady – fifteen promises to those who pray the most holy Rosary.

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Novena To St. Michael and the Nine Choirs of Angels

We are excited here at St. Michael's Abbey to bring you a novena in honor of St. Michael and the nine Choirs of Angels to prepare us for the feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael on September 29. The Chaplet of St. Michael was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851.

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The Saint Augustine Novena

We invite you to join us in this novena, reflecting upon the influence of one of the greatest saints in the Western Church, St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor. During these days, different priests from St. Michael’s Abbey will be sharing their reflections.

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Novena of Surrender to Jesus

This novena reminds us of our need to trust in the love and grace of our Lord.

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The Genealogy of Jesus

Listening to the genealogy of our Lord, with its long list of strange-sounding names, seems a bit tedious if not irrelevant to a generation of sound biters. Unfortunately, because of its length and because the names bear little to no significance to us, we miss the profound lessons that the genealogy teaches.

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Dominica I Adventus

We are told, both by St. Paul in Romans and by Christ Himself in the Gospel reading, to stay awake and be vigilant. This injunction merits close attention, because a misinterpretation could set us on the wrong path and discourage us, or worse.

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The Most Important Work a Priest Does

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All Souls’ Day

“…We await a Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our lowly body to be like His glorious body…”

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Do You Have a Minute?

I’d like to have a moment of your time. I’m not asking for myself, but on behalf of the Lord Jesus.

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Feast of St. Stephen

Earth is illumined by the sun more than by a distant star. No matter how dark the night, the sun’s rays are inescapable when daylight returns. On the other hand, the reason stars twinkle at night is that their light carried on the waves of our atmosphere actually misses our eyes for a moment, so that our pupil is illumined by them not at all.

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

“It is our duty to give you thanks, Lord… For you preserved the most Blessed Virgin Mary from all stain of original sin.”

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Freedom and the Law

You were once alienated and hostile in mind … God has now reconciled you in the fleshly body of Christ through His death – Saint Paul to the Colossians

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