The historic St. Michael’s Abbey, a 33-acre property in South Orange County, was recently listed for sale, as the Norbertine Fathers prepare to move to a new home not far from the property, in Silverado Canyon.
The Catholic priests have shepherded the property for the past 60 years, building their religious community into an autonomous abbey, seminary and nationally recognized preparatory boarding high school for young men.
“We all are looking forward to this new chapter in our history, and the proceeds from this sale will help to support our ministry, social outreach and maintenance of our new campus,” said Rev. Gabriel Stack, O.Praem, Ed.D, headmaster emeritus. “There are so many ways this incredible place could be put to good use with its existing facilities, or reimagined as something completely different. We’ve already had interest from religious organizations, boarding schools, private colleges, residential developers and buyers looking for a retreat or educational center.”
Full story at OC Catholic.