Welcome to The Abbot's CircleThis digital library was created as a thank you gift to the generous souls who support the growing seminary and life-changing ministries of St. Michael’s Abbey as members of the Abbot’s Circle. It is our hope that the content will support you in learning, prayer, and the development of your spiritual life. If you are not an Abbot's Circle member yet we hope you enjoy this free trial.
In the reading from the prophet Amos, we hear God promising Israel a brighter future: “I will raise up the fallen hut of David. I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel. … I’m gonna build a wall—a big wall. I’m gonna make Israel great again” (loose translation!).
What dreams have you had that have been completely smashed by the circumstances of life?
It is Jesus Himself who focuses our attention on St. John the Baptist, and on his role as prophet of the Most High.
Enjoy critically acclaimed documentary series, video lectures, and more from the Norbertine Fathers, on-demand in the Abbot’s Circle video library.
Immerse yourself in a collection of chants, reflections, audio lectures, and more from the Norbertine Fathers, on-demand in the Abbot’s Circle audio library.
Enjoy a vast collection of thought-provoking written reflections from the Norbertine Fathers in the Abbot's Circle written library.
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One essential element of our religious vocation is to pray for the needs and intentions of others. We would be honored to pray for you and your loved ones. Please share with us your intentions and be assured that we will carry them with us in prayer.
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For more than fifty years, the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey have served the Christian faithful in Southern California—“lifting high the Holy Eucharist over the miseries and errors of this world” (Saint Pope John Paul II).