Advent is the start of the new liturgical year. The Gospel readings are now from the Evangelist Luke. The priests’ vestments for the next few weeks are purple. During these long winter nights, people have time to reflect, to consider what they are doing and their future path.

There is a group of men where hope is alive, where men follow Jesus Christ in a community of mutual care, affirmation, and support. These men are Catholic priests and brothers here in the United States at Daylesford Abbey. They are Norbertine priests and brothers who lead a common life with prayer, daily Mass, and active service in the local community.

Have you ever imagined yourself presiding at Mass, or giving a homily? Norbertine priests minster at two parishes, Saint Norbert parish in Paoli and Saint Gabriel parish in South Philadelphia. As a Norbertine Catholic priest, you could also baptize children and hear confessions, give retreats, and serve as a spiritual director.

Do you have a deep concern for the poor and wish you could do something to help? As a monk at Daylesford Abbey, you could be working in the Bethesda project for the homeless.

Are you interested in providing for the spiritual needs of men and women seeking to improve their relationship with God through spiritual direction, personal retreats, and days of reflection? Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality Center offers an amazing opportunity provide for this need.

If you are interested in working with the migrant community, the Nobertines support Mission Santa Maria.

Are these concerns and interests of yours too, but you fear working alone? Consider exploring a Catholic vocation to the priesthood at Daylesford Abbey. You would live and work with a community of like-minded men, and have opportunities to serve others, develop a deepening relationship with Jesus, with continued affirmation and support from a community of like-minded priests and brothers. Go to our site to read and learn more. #vocation #catholic #monk #Advent #Norbertine #DaylesfordAbbey