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Sign up for our virtual Lenten retreat below. You'll receive daily emails to help you grow in deeper love for Christ through prayer and fasting. Signing up will also ensure that the Norbertine Fathers remember you in your prayers throughout this holy season.
Ancient and Evergreen. Captivating and Austere. This is Lent in it's simplest, richest, and most traditional sense.
Since the days of the Old Testament, holy men and women have recognized that fasting is important for great faith. By God's grace, proper fasting can help us accomplish so much: deeper prayer, resolute detachment from sin, and greater inner peace.
For these forty days, the Norbertines invite you to focus on the stark beauty, stunning simplicity, and life-changing power of fasting.
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In the footsteps of saints and with whole of the universal Church, we can encounter six millennia of spiritual wisdom.
This program—suffused with a communal, monastic approach to Lent—is an effort to guide you into the deep and holy tradition of fasting.
Throughout Lent, you'll receive daily emails with suggested prayers, a "Table Reading," and a short mediation to help encourage you as we endeavor, together, toward greater holiness.
In addition, we will remember all those who join us in our prayers throughout the of season of Lent—and on the joy of Easter Day.
Fasting is nothing without prayer. Each day, the Norbertines will send you prayers to help strengthen your reliance on God. These prayers will repeat throughout the course of Lent to encourage you to take the words you're praying to heart.
A mainstay of monastic life, the "Table Reading" is typically a selection from Scripture, the Church Fathers, or other great Catholic authors. For the true monastic experience, we recommend you listen to these during your main meal of the day!
Fasting is difficult even for the greatest of saints. In the abbey, the confreres help hold each other accountable. We hope to help do the same for you! To encourage you in your spiritual work, the Norbertines will offer daily reflections throughout Lent.
This is a season of grace and hope. Know that during these forty days, the Norbertine Canons Regular of St. Michael's Abbey will remember all who accompany us this Lent in their prayers. Be sure to add your name to this list.JOIN US