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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

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


Over the years, catechists, teachers, and parents have used images and objects to convey the mystery and reality of the Most Holy Trinity. Some use a three-leaf clover, with the three petals united into one. Another image some use is that of coffee, with cream and sugar added; three distinct items but one cup of coffee. I would often gaze at a beautiful tree behind my house and ponder and reflect on one large branch that was divided into three segments, reminding me of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But none of these images really reflect the reality of the [...]

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity2022-06-10T08:27:59-04:00

The Great Solemnity of Pentecost


On Sunday, June 5th the Catholic Church, and other Christian churches too, celebrate the great Solemnity of Pentecost. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles tells us how tongues of fire descended on the twelve apostles and disciples of Jesus, and how they were filled with the Holy Spirit, received the gift of tongues, and began to speak in different tongues. The reading from the first Letter of Paul, Corinthians 12, reminds us that there are various kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit, different forms of service but the same Lord… and goes on to say that for each [...]

The Great Solemnity of Pentecost2022-06-06T16:55:20-04:00

Golden Jubilees at Daylesford Abbey


This year, two men who are Norbertines at Daylesford Abbey are celebrating their Golden Jubilee. Fr. Richard Antonucci O. Praem. and Fr. James Rodia O.Praem. are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Antonucci and Fr. Rodia were ordained in 1972. They entered the Norbertine community in 1963 upon graduating from (then) Bishop Neumann High School in South Philadelphia (now Neuman-Goretti). These men heard God calling them to a vocation as Catholic priests at Daylesford Abbey. Both hailed from South Philadelphia. They moved from a close-knit Italian American community to the Norbertine Novitiate at the Norbertine Priory. [...]

Golden Jubilees at Daylesford Abbey2022-06-06T16:48:31-04:00


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