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Blessed Hugh

Blessed Hugh was one of St. Norbert’s first disciples and later became first abbot of Prémontré.  Pope Pius XI, a great friend of our Order, confirmed the immemorial cult of Blessed Hugh on July 13, 1927. He was born at Fosses-la-Ville in … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati, St. Norbert

St. Godfrey and St. Gerlac

The 14th January marks two saints who have long been venerated in the Order. The 14th January is now marked as the memorial of St. Godfrey, but in the traditional Premonstratensian Breviary and missal it was marked as the feast … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

Visit to Leiston Abbey

Yesterday a number of our confrères were able to visit Leiston abbey in Suffolk. The abbey was originally founded in 1182 at Minsmere (about 4 miles from Leiston) by Ranulf de Glanvill, the Chief Justiciar of England under King Henry II. Ranulf, … Continue reading

Posted in Former Houses, Norbertine History, Premonstratensian Communities

2013

MMXIII 2013 1627 years since the conversion of Our Holy Father Augustine 1583 years since the death of Our Holy Father Augustine 933 years since the birth of Our Holy Father Norbert 920 years since the birth of Blessed Hugh … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Former Houses, General, Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert

The Power of Prayer

Recently our Prior, the Rt. Rev. Fr. Hugh Allan O.Praem. was invited to speak on the power of prayer as part of a series of talks on the Year of Faith given at St. Anselm’s church in Pembury, Kent. Readers … Continue reading

Posted in General, Parish/Apostolate, Vocation

8th September 2012 – Fr. Rupert’s First Mass

Father Rupert celebrated his first Mass on the morning of the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass, celebrated according to the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, was accompanied by the parish choir, directed by … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Vocation

7th September 2012 – Fr. Rupert’s Ordination

On 7th September, the eve of Our Lady’s Nativity, His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy O’Connor ordained our brother, Fr. Rupert, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ. The ordination was well attended! We were joined by Norbertine confreres from Leffe (with … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Vocation