The Norbertine Life
The concept of communio (communion in Christ) is at the center of life at Daylesford Abbey. We are called to be of “one heart and mind on the way to God.” (Rule of St. Augustine. Acts 4:32).
There is a rhythm to life at Daylesford Abbey with common prayer as a central feature of our community. As a community, we chant the Liturgy of the Hours — committing ourselves to coming together throughout the day for community prayer gives our life purpose and is the foundation of the work we do.
Peace and reconciliation are at the heart of our work as a community. From social justice initiatives to spiritual direction; from the sacramental ministry to retreat programs, the Norbertines of Daylesford Abbey have committed themselves to peace, justice and healing.
Following the Rule of St. Augustine, the Norbertines seek God alone together. Our ministries flow from our daily liturgical prayer and strong common life. They encompass parishes, teaching, spiritual direction, chaplaincies, outreach to the poor and other services within the local church.