Welcome Video

Welcome to our website. I hope it serves to enhance your awareness of God’s goodness to all of us and also deepen your own relationship with him. Abbot Richard Antonucci, O. Praem,

Ordination Video

Priestly Ordination and Mass of Thanksgiving – Fr. A. Gerard Jordan, O.Praem. – Daylesford Abbey – July 9 & 10, 2016

Solemn Vows Video

Solemn Profession of Fr. David Driesch, O.Praem. – Daylesford Abbey – August 28, 2016

Simple Vows Video

Simple Profession of Frater Jeff Himes, O.Praem. - Daylesford Abbey - August 27, 2016

Abbey Life


If you have a generous heart and a love for God and neighbor, God may be calling you to explore a vocation to consecrated life. The Norbertines of Daylesford Abbey are available to help you with this process of discernment.
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Spirituality Center

The Spirituality Center at Daylesford Abbey provides guests a peaceful refuge where they can deepen their sense of personal and communal spirituality.
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Abbey Events

  • Fri 09

    Silent Directed Retreat

    December 9 @ 5:45 pm - December 11 @ 12:30 pm
    $250 - $265
    Jan 01

    Come to the Silence

    2017/01/01 @ 8:00 am - 2017/02/28 @ 5:00 pm
    Feb 02

    Healing Mass with Lunch

    2017/02/02 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Feb 24

    The Power of Forgiveness: A Pre-Lenten Retreat

    2017/02/24 @ 5:40 pm - 2017/02/26 @ 1:00 pm
    $100 - $175
    Mar 01

    Ash Wednesday Changing Our Hearts

    2017/03/01 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Organizer: Sr. Anne McCoy, SSJ

Vocation Blog

Fr. John Zagarella, pt. 4: priesthood

As the month of November winds down, I’ll say goodbye for now, but leave you with a final reflection on my 30 plus years as a Norbertine...
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Fr. John Zagarella, pt. 3: Vestition

Welcome Back, Readers: So my story continues with my Vestition on August 28, 1979, my 21st birthday!  After a truly wonderful Affiliate...
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Fr. John Zagarella, pt. 2: Affiliate period

Hello, Folks. As I promised last week, I’ll continue my Vocation story with my entrance into our Affliate Program. In those days, we lived...
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Introducing Fr. John Zagarella

Greetings! I’m Father John Zagarella, O.Praem, and I’ll be on this Vocation Blog through the month of November. There are many...
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Abbey Videos

Daylesford Abbey Vocation Video

Daylesford Associates Video