Daylesford Abbey Vocations

Daylesford Abbey is seeking men who are committed to loving and serving Jesus Christ completely, who will support their brothers in Christ through common life and common prayer, and who will dedicate themselves to be ministers of peace and reconciliation.

If you have a passion for God and for helping others to find Christ, this may be a sign of God’s plan for you.

Daylesford Abbey provides a community in which you can take the time to contemplate God’s Word and be bathed in the ongoing refreshment of our common prayer, so as to serve the larger church through sacramental ministry and in a variety of ministries with God’s healing love.

Could joining the Norbertine Order and becoming a Catholic priest or religious brother be God’s plan for you?

To learn more about vocations at Daylesford Abbey, please contact Abbot Domenic A. Rossi, O. Praem. at

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Vocations Blog

  • Published On: February 10th, 2024Categories: General Blog, Vocations

    The Seven Sacraments are central rituals in the Catholic Church and other Christian traditions. People believe that they are outward signs of inward grace, which Christ instituted and entrusted to the Church. Our Catholic vocation calls us to receive these sacraments as a means of experiencing God’s grace. Types of Sacraments We categorize the [...]

  • daylesford abbey
    Published On: February 4th, 2024Categories: General Blog, Vocations

    For many Catholics, the distinction between an abbey and a monastery is somewhat unclear. What is an Abbey, exactly?  The dictionary defines the word “abbey “as the building or buildings occupied by a community of monks or nuns. In Christian spiritual contexts, this word primarily refers to a large monastery or convent. Abbeys are homes for [...]

  • how to become a priest in 2024
    Published On: January 1st, 2024Categories: General Blog, The Norbertines, Vocations

    Discerning a  Catholic vocation to the priesthood begins with understanding the process of how to become a priest.  In general, a priest is a religious leader or figure typically associated with a particular faith or religious tradition. The role and responsibilities of priests can vary widely depending on the specific religious context. Here are [...]

  • abbot domenic rossi daylesford abbey
    Published On: December 11th, 2023Categories: General Blog, Vocations

    Shalom World recently interviewed Abbot Domenic Rossi, O. Praem. about his vocation journey.  The video, which can be found by clicking here recounts his early calling to the priesthood and his journey as a Norbertine priest. Abbot Domenic reflects on that initial calling.  He recalled a dream as a young child and hearing God's [...]

  • Quo Vadis Where Are You Going
    Published On: November 13th, 2023Categories: General Blog, Vocations

    "Quo Vadis" is a Latin phrase that in English means "Where are you going?" "Quo Vadis" is also the name of a novel written by Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, first published in 1895. The book sets its story in ancient Rome, during Emperor Nero's reign. Today, we live in a world of people searching… [...]

  • national vocations awareness week
    Published On: November 7th, 2023Categories: General Blog, Vocations

    National Vocations Awareness Week is a time of reflection, gratitude, and celebration within the Daylesford Abbey community. This annual event holds a special place in the hearts of both the priests and the faithful who gather to honor the diverse callings that lead individuals to serve God in religious life. The Heart of Daylesford [...]