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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

Posted in Community Events

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

In the month of September

2nd September: Ausculpus – of the abbey of Valsecret. Having studied at the university of Cologne, where he took doctorates in theology and canon law, he was called to Prémontré to fulfil the role of prior. Later, because of his … Continue reading

Posted in Former Houses, Norbertine History, O.Praem Saints and Beati

Blessed Bronislava

Message of the Abbot General  Blessed Bronislava 750 Years (1203-1259) For the jubilee year 2009, the year that recalls the 750th anniversary of the death of Blessed Sister Bronislava, a glass panel with her image is hung in the cloister … Continue reading

Posted in O.Praem Saints and Beati

Hic est electum vas


Posted in Chant, Chelmsford, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, O.Praem Saints and Beati, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert, Vocation

The Royal Canonry of Strahov

Today marks the great Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady, it also marks the celebration of Our Lady’s patronage of our Order. One of the Order’s most famous canonries is also under her patronage – the Royal Canonry … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, Premonstratensian Communities