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Norbertines: Ever Ancient; Ever New


“The Premonstratensians or White Canons or Norbertines, are a Roman Catholic religious order founded by St. Norbert of Xanten in 1120 AD. The Norbertines are the fifth oldest surviving order in the Catholic church and was founded to bring about renewal in the clergy by bridging the gap between monastic life and clerical life.” “The Norbertine life is characterized by the ideal of communio. They live together in communion and draw strength from their common life dedicated to prayer, living a life of both contemplative prayer and action by serving the needs of the church.” They are communities of priests, brothers and nuns [...]

Norbertines: Ever Ancient; Ever New2022-09-13T17:59:14-04:00

Abbey Fest at Daylesford Abbey September 17, 2022


Abbey Fest is an exciting celebration of Faith, Music, and Family at Daylesford Abbey. Music, Mass, Food Trucks, even an opportunity to make a good Confession, all in one day. Doors open at 12:00 pm The Philadelphia Catholic Gospel Mass Choir will get the day off to a rousing start. Combining the voices from various parishes within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the church choir sings for masses, revivals, celebrations, and the annual Soulful Christmas Concert at the Kimmel Center. At 1:00 pm Hannah Schafer and Mark Griswold will lead the opening prayer.  Hannah is a compelling, award winning Contemporary Christian Artist in the [...]

Abbey Fest at Daylesford Abbey September 17, 20222022-09-13T17:51:41-04:00

Podcasts from Daylesford Abbey


Are you tired of watching summer TV reruns? Do you ever listen to the radio while in the car or outside? Some of you may have heard stories from days past where a family gathered around the radio to hear the latest news. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his Fireside Chats during the Great Depression and continued the radio chats through the War Years.  Podcasts from Daylesford Abbey can provide you with new, fresh and interesting content. Today podcasts are gaining in popularity. A podcast is “a digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or [...]

Podcasts from Daylesford Abbey2022-09-13T17:42:22-04:00

What Is A Religious Vocation?


What exactly is a vocation? “The definition of the word vocation is “a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.” The word vocation originated in Middle English from Old French, or from Latin vocatio, from vocare ‘to call’. A call? From whom? By cell phone? From a friend, a parishioner a priest, a divine call from God? God often calls people to a religious vocation but sometimes we do not hear God’s voice or call. If we do hear an inkling of a religious vocation, our response might be “Who Me?” or “I am certainly not worthy.” Or [...]

What Is A Religious Vocation?2022-08-15T08:55:26-04:00

Daylesford’s Norbertine Abbey’s Annual Picnic


Daylesford's Norbertine Abbey, located at 220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA will be holding their annual picnic and raffle on September 11th. Click here for tickets and information. The picnic will begin after the 10:30 am Mass, which will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Visitors can join with the Norbertine priests at Mass and in prayer. This is also a chance to remember in prayer those who died or were injured in the September 11th terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York City. Following Mass, the abbey’s annual picnic and raffle will begin. This event was begun by [...]

Daylesford’s Norbertine Abbey’s Annual Picnic2022-08-15T08:46:39-04:00

Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality Center


Summer: A time for vacations, trips, excursions, rest, and relaxation. Summer might be the perfect time to make a visit or a retreat to Daylesford Abbey's Spirituality Center too. With more free time on our hands, might we make use of some of this time by deepening our relationship with God? There are many ways and opportunities to do this, and Daylesford Abbey provides these opportunities. "The Spirituality Center is an environment of hospitality and inclusivity. The Spirituality Center is here to assist all longing for a deepening sense of personal and communal spiritual growth.” A variety of faith-nurturing experiences [...]

Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality Center2022-08-15T09:29:46-04:00

Daylesford Abbey Podcast: AbbeyCast


Daylesford Abbey has a series of podcasts called AbbeyCast. This series began in July 2020. “AbbeyCast" is the official podcast of Daylesford Abbey and captures informal, free-flowing conversations that spark curiosity and nurture spiritual growth." Many people think of social media as visual posts and discoveries, such as posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites. There is another popular series of social media posts that are verbal, with conversations, questions and answers, lively discussions and more. These verbal posts are called podcasts. A podcast is a “a digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer [...]

Daylesford Abbey Podcast: AbbeyCast2022-08-15T09:08:32-04:00

What is a Catholic Religious Vocation?


Curious about a Roman Catholic religious vocation? A vocation is a divine call from God. God does not contact us directly by phone or email, but often in prayer, in reflection, in quiet discernment. There are a variety of means for us to begin to hear God’s call. Reading a spiritual book or a blog post, visiting a website of a spiritual organization, or even visiting a Facebook page. Yes, religious organizations today use Facebook, and even Twitter and Instagram to share the message about their organization, their members, and their work. There are also local means, in our parishes through the [...]

What is a Catholic Religious Vocation?2022-08-15T08:44:22-04:00

Daylesford Golf Outing 2022


The Abbey’s 19th Annual Golf Outing  was held on June 20 from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Hershey’s Mill Golf Course,  401 Chandler Drive, West Chester, PA.  Approximately 70 golfers participated.  In addition to golf, participants enjoyed dinner with some of the Norbertine priests, and ice cream too. The Abbey netted $15,751.11.  The proceeds help fund their  ministry of active service to the local community. Great golf shots, conversation, smiles and laughter were present throughout the day. Later in the day, participants gathered for dinner...And ice creram too! Mark your calendars now for next year’s Golf Outing: Monday, June [...]

Daylesford Golf Outing 20222022-08-15T09:09:58-04:00

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ- Corpus Christi


This solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also called Corpus Christi, honors the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The day is observed either on a Thursday or a Sunday following Trinity Sunday. Corpus Christi means “Body of Christ” in Latin and refers to the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation—the consecration, transformation of the substances of bread and wine into the actual body and blood of Christ. We Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. "In 1551, the Council of Trent declared that the doctrine of transubstantiation is a dogma of faith[47] and stated that [...]

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ- Corpus Christi2022-06-21T09:26:39-04:00


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