Hallelujah! He is risen! Happy Easter to our Daylesford Abbey community! This is a time for hope and renewal brought to us through Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. We wish you an abundance of happiness and beauty as we continue through Spring. Please join us this morning in-person or watching live on our Facebook for our Easter Mass at 10:30 am with Abbot Domenic presiding and preachin.
Holy Week is upon us! We have a lot going on at Daylesford Abbey this weekend in celebration of Jesus Christ's Resurrection from the dead on the third day following His crucifixion and burial. All are welcome to join us in-person, and these events will be streamed live on our Facebook page. Holy Thursday April 1st: 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Fr. Nicholas Terico, O. Praem. preaching Good Friday April 2nd: 8:30 Morning Prayer 10 AM Triduum Conference (in the church and live-stream) “The Secret of the Cross” – Fr. David Driesch, O. Praem. Noon Prayer 3 PM. [...]
Today, Wednesday February 17, 2021 is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is a 40 day and 40 night (commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert) period of solemn period marked by repentance, reflection, alms giving and sacrifice that ends with Easter. This period of time is meant to renew faith, hope and love. Pope Francis shared a hopeful message as we begin Lent close to a year in the COVID-19 pandemic. In his message, Pope Francis hit a few notes for fellow Catholics to keep in mind during the next 6 weeks: “Faith calls [...]
December 25th, Christmas, is recognized as the birth of Jesus. However, in Christianity and Catholicism, January 6th is a feast day known as The Epiphany (sometimes called Three Kings’ Day or Little Christmas). The Epiphany is the day in which Jesus is revealed to be the Son of God. This feast day also commemorates the visit of the Magi. The three Wise Men were sent by King Herod, brought baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Epiphany comes from the Greek word epipháneia meaning manifestation or appearance. The Epiphany celebrates the Three Wise Men, and the rest of the world, [...]
January 1 marked the Solemnity of Mary. This feast day celebrates Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. January 1 is the eighth day of Christmastide in the Catholic Church leading up to the Epiphany on January 6. On the Epiphany, we celebrated Jesus as the incarnate of God. Christmas does not end on December 25 for Catholics. We celebrate the birth of Christ and the revelation of Jesus as God for days after. One week after we celebrate Jesus’ birth to our mortal world, we take the time to cherish His mother. Mary’s vocation from God was the ultimate “yes” to God’s [...]
Happy New Year Daylesford Abbey family! We wish you happiness, health and better days in the new year! The last year has been unlike any year we have experienced, but together we can bring about a joyous new year! Enjoy the holiday safely and we will see you soon!
Merry Christmas to the Daylesford Abbey community! We hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends in a safe and COVID-friendly manner! We also must remember and be thankful for the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. He brings peace to our lives and watches over us everyday. Lord God, we praise you for creating man, and still more for restoring him in Christ. Your Son shared our weakness; may we share his glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Merry Christmas! God bless you all!
As you may be well aware, Daylesford Abbey is a community of priests and brothers within the Norbertine Order, also called the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, or Premonstratensians. St. Norbert founded our order in 1120. The Norbertines are the 5th oldest surviving religious order within the Catholic Church. This year, we celebrate 900 years of the Norbertine Order. St. Norbert of Xanten was born around 1080. After an accident while riding a horse, St. Norbert found himself looking to repent and live a simple life. He soon laid the groundwork and foundation of this new religious order, choosing the [...]
This week, the Catholic Church in the United States spends time promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Every person has a vocation; a calling in life to be the person God has intended you to be. Our callings are as unique as our fingerprints. Discovering your vocation, a process called discernment, takes careful consideration, quiet contemplation, prayer and dedication. It also takes courage to say “yes” to God’s call. Father Casey Cole, OFM, has become something of a YouTube sensation. His “Breaking the Habit” YouTube Channel has over 149,000 subscribers. Each year, during Vocations Awareness Week, Father Casey produces [...]
Father Francis Danielski joined our Norbertine community at Daylesford Abbey in 2008. However, Father Danielski’s journey to the Norbertine order is as unique as the man who has made this journey. Prior to joining Daylesford, Father Danielski was a member of the De La Salle Brothers, colloquially known as the Christian Brothers, a religious order centered around teaching and education. From a young age, Father Danielski felt the call to religious life, as well as teaching. His life has centered around fulfilling his vocation to serve God and his community. Father Francis Danielski hails from Philadelphia, PA (like many of our [...]