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Ordination of Fr. Rupert

Yesterday, with great joy, we celebrated the ordination of our brother, Father Rupert Allen, who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy O’Connor. Today, on the feast of the Nativity of the … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Vocation

Mass at Beeleigh Abbey

By kind invitation of the Foyle family members of our community together with over 250 Catholics and others from our parishes and beyond had the joy of celebrating Mass at the former Norbertine abbey of Beeleigh on August 17th. This … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Former Houses, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, Parish/Apostolate, Premonstratensian Communities, Vocation

Assumpta est Maria in caelum

Assumpta est Maria in caelum: gaudent Angeli, laudantes benedicunt Dominum. The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady is an important feast in our Order. Under the title of her Assumption Our Lady is patron of our abbeys of … Continue reading

Posted in General, O.Praem Pictures, St. Norbert

Blessed Gertrude

Today in the calendar of the Order is the memorial of Blessed Gertrude. Gertrude was the daughter of Count Louis of Thuringia and Hesse, and his wife, St. Elizabeth of Hungary. She was dedicated to God from the womb by … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

St. Dominic and the Premonstratensians

As we mark the memoria of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, we also recall a venerable tradition that holds that St. Dominic was a member of the Premonstratensian Order, specifically that he was a sub-deacon at the … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

General Chapter 2012 – Interview with the Abbot General

Posted in General, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert, Vocation

General Chapter 2012

Today our Prior, Fr. Cadoc and Br. Stephen began the journey to De Pere for the General Chapter of our Order. Please join us in praying for their safe journey (and safe return!) and for a fruitful chapter for the … Continue reading

Posted in Premonstratensian Communities