Congregation of the Norbertine Sisters
Main Number: 310-952-0144
Sr. Benedikta Hornikova, S Praem
943 Lagoon Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
Our community in Wilmington, California was founded in 2011 by the General House of the Congregation of Norbertine Sisters based in Slovakia. The congregation was originally founded in 1902 in the Czech Republic by Fr. Vojtech Frejka, to renew the Norbertine way of life in the region. In the spirit of St. Norbert, the congregation has sought to maintain a balance between liturgical prayer, zeal for souls, and the contemplative spirit.
As Norbertines, we are not bound to any specific apostolate, but in the spirit of St. Norbert, we are prepared for every good work. Our life is centered around daily Mass, praying the Divine Office, and a Eucharistic holy hour.
We serve needy families by operating a poverty program, working in the bookstore and sacristy, and teaching catechism and confirmation classes.
The candidate must be healthy in body and mind, single (never married), and between the ages of 18 and 30. We offer days of recollection for young women and monthly holy hours at the convent in Wilmington.