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In the month of November

3 November: Alberon was a son of Count Anulphs of Chiny and in 1131 was made bishop of Verdun. He was a companion of the holy founders Bernard and Norbert and in 1138 resolved, with the aid of religious from … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

Peter Adrian Toulorge

Today marks the anniversary of the execution of the Premonstratensian priest and canon, Pierre-Adrien Toulorge. Peter-Adrian Toulorge was born on May 4, 1757 at Muneville-le-Bingard in Normandy, France. After his early education he entered the diocesan seminary at Coutances. He … Continue reading

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On Saturday our two parishes here in Chelmsford went on pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. In 1061 a Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, had a vision of the Virgin Mary in which she was instructed to … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford

Saint Osyth

On 7th October we were able to commemorate the feast of St. Osyth by a short trip to the place that bears the name of this local saint. Saint Osyth was martyred in 653 AD by invading Danes. The wife … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford

The Canons Regular of the Mother of God

The 25th Annual National Rosary Crusade of Reparation takes place on Saturday 10th October. This year it will be led by Mgr Emmanuel-Marie de St Jean, Abbot of Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse, France. The community at Lagrasse is a community of … Continue reading

Posted in Vocation

In the month of October

2 October: Edmond Mclot was 15 years old when he entered the abbey of Pont-à-Mousson in 1656. He was philosophy professor and theology professor as well as prior in Nancy and Bucilly as well as Definitor of the congregation of … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

Jesu, Angliam converte!

Jesu, Angliam converte! Augustine et Norberte Intercedite pro me!   O Maria nunc tuorum Audi preces filiorum: Nos ab hoste protege!   Nostri Ordinis Corona Gloriosa et Patrona Nostra es dulcissima.   Tu refugium Anglorum Et Regina clericorum Dotem tuam … Continue reading

Posted in Vocation

Visit to Beeleigh

On 18th September we were delighted to visit the former Premonstratensian abbey of Beeleigh at the invitation of the present owners, Mr and Mrs Foyle.  Beeleigh was established in 1180 and was suppressed during the Dissolution, it is the closest … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Former Houses, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures

Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur

Today marks the first anniversary of the death of our beloved confrere Father Stephen Cansse O.Praem “Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur”  A Mass of Requiem and the Office of the Dead were said by the community. Please continue to … Continue reading

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New Norbertine Blogs

Readers will be interested to learn of two new blogs from our confreres: ‘Thoughts of a Norbertine Novice’ from the abbey of St. Norbert, De Pere, USA and ‘Mumurs of a Communal Hermit in an Urban Cloister’ from Santa Maria … Continue reading

Posted in Premonstratensian Communities, Vocation