The Music of

The Music of

Gregory  Norbet

Gregory  Norbet

formerly of Weston Priory

 formerly of Weston Priory

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New Release!  May 2024

“Carver of Words” 

A Retrospective, featuring his most celebrated songs from 1988-2018    

Cover Art by Kathryn Carrington

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Gregory Norbet is a respected composer, musician and spiritual leader whose music has been inspiring Christians in prayer and reflection since the 1970s. A former Benedictine monk, Norbet lived, prayed and composed music for worship at Weston Priory in Vermont for 21 years.

Carver of Words, a new retrospective from OCP, features some of the most celebrated songs Norbet composed between 1988 and 2018, including “Into the Arms of God” and “Come to Help Me.” His wife, the distinguished painter and author Kathryn Carrington, served as co-producer and editor in addition to creating the cover art and contributing some of the prayers and hymn texts which are included in the retrospective.


“I have spent a lifetime in search of the Sacred through prayer and meditation. I have known myself to be a carver of words while listening for the music with which to clothe those words. And the Lord, the Holy One who draws me to that place of endeavor, in silence and prayer, has been my song.

The words and melodies have been conceived in the depths of my heart, where my hopes, my struggles and my prayer have found expression from the sacred Scriptures of old and the day to day scriptures lived in the lives around me.

I have found that deep and abiding relationships have been the inspiration for my creativity — especially my beloved wife Kathryn and our loving family and faithful friends.

The blessings of these relationships are given voice in the entire symphony of this Retrospective collection, for which my heart is overflowing with gratitude.

My hope is that you find a resonance in your life with this music. May it lead you to a deeper peace and an unwavering knowing of God’s loving embrace of your life.”

Gregory in 1982

In addition to the 12 music collections published during his 21 years as a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory, he has released several prayer books and octavos through OCP. Gregory is a graduate of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago and received his master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago.

Gregory is married to artist Kathryn Carrington. Her gold-leaf icon paintings hang in many churches and may be seen on her website: www.carringtonsacredart.com.

See her watercolors, handmade paper, and other paintings, some inspired by the Hubble images on her website: www.KathrynCarringtonFineArt.com

Gregory Norbet is a respected composer, singer and spiritual leader. His specialty is group spiritual development and renewal, using song, Scripture and the spoken word. 

Email Gregory Norbet at gnvt@comcast.net