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

  • frater jeff himes norbertine daylesford abbey
    Published On: July 24th, 2023Categories: Vocations

    Rev. Frater Jeffrey is a member of the Norbertine Community at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA. He is a newly ordained deacon on his way to becoming a Catholic priest. His vocation story and his personal journey are very different from what you might expect. Rev. Frater Jeffrey Himes grew up in Downingtown, Pa [...]

  • deacon ordination daylesford abbey norbertine
    Published On: June 20th, 2023Categories: General Blog, The Norbertines, Vocations

    On June 6, the feast of St. Norbert, Frater Jeffrey Himes, O. Praem a member of the Norbertines community at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA was ordained to the Diaconate by Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, who is the Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Philadelphia and Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Harrisburg. There were [...]

  • St Norbert; norbertine vocation
    Published On: June 6th, 2023Categories: Vocations

    Today, we at Daylesford Abbey celebrating the Vocation of St. Norbert on his Feastday.  St. Norbert of Xanten, a priest who lived 900 years ago, was called to a life of peace, reconciliation and harmony.  He was an instrumental figure in the Church and his legacy is alive in the Norbertine Order (or the [...]

  • ascension
    Published On: May 18th, 2023Categories: Vocations

    As Catholics around the world gather to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, we take a moment to reflect on the significance of this important event in the life of Jesus Christ and the significance for His Church. For the Norbertines at Daylesford Abbey, today’s feast has a special significance.  We at Daylesford Abbey, [...]

  • St Norbert; norbertine vocation
    Published On: April 30th, 2023Categories: Vocations

    As a Catholic, you may have heard of Vocation Sunday, a day that is celebrated annually in the Church to raise awareness and encourage discernment of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Vocation Sunday typically falls on the fourth Sunday of Easter, which is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday, when the Gospel [...]

  • priestly vocations easter triduum holy thursday
    Published On: August 15th, 2022Categories: Vocations

    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, [...]