Category Archives: Former Houses

Dryburgh Abbey

Recently the Prior and two confreres visited Dryburgh Abbey in Scotland; Dryburgh was home to Adam of Dryburgh (c. 1140 – c. 1212) one of the most prolific British Premonstratensian writers, who became abbot of Dryburgh in 1184. The grounds … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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In the footsteps of St. Norbert

Taking advantage of the traditional post-examination ‘vakantie’ Br. Rupert was able to spend a few days in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was an opportunity to visit and pray at some of the sites closely associated with the life … Continue reading

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Premonstratensian Texts Online

Readers may be interested to learn that a number of texts have now appeared on Google books that relate to the Order. The texts are fully accessible by clicking on the links below and can also be downloaded in PDF … Continue reading

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Prémontré

Thanks to the kindness and hospitality of the confreres of Leffe our own Brother Rupert was able to make a pilgrimage to Prémontré recently. The abbey of Prémontré is of course the motherhouse of our entire Order. It was here that … Continue reading

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