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.
“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die…” Words from the Old Testament, from its wisdom literature.
To be a leper in ancient Israel was a fate worse than death. The disease itself, quite likely contracted from Israel’s extended sojourn in Egypt where the malady was widespread, caused unmistakable sores.
“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.”
This digital library was created as a thank you gift to the generous souls who support the
ministries of St. Michael’s Abbey as members of the Abbot’s Circle. We want to keep you
updated on what your support makes possible.
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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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).