Category Archives: Norbertine History

Video of the Beatification of Pierre-Adrien Toulorge O.Praem.

A full report on the beatification of Blessed Pierre-Adrien Toulorge will follow upon our return from Mondaye. In the meantime please enjoy the video of the ceremony below – and be sure to recommend your intentions to our newest beatus … Continue reading

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Beatification of Ven. Peter-Adrian Toulorge

We have written previously about Ven. Peter-Adrian Toulorge and his impending beatification, and we are pleased to announce that in the last few hours Ven. Peter-Toulorge O.Praem, martyr of the French Revolution, was beatified in the cathedral of the diocese of Coutances … Continue reading

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Pierre-Adrien Toulorge: A Premonstratensian with Backbone

We are pleased to announce that a new publication on the life, witness and martyrdom of Fr. Pierre-Adrien Toulorge o.praem. is now available from the postulator of our Order. Click here to read “Pierre-Adrien Toulorge: A Premonstratensian with Backbone” (PDF, … Continue reading

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Fr. Pierre-Adrien Toulorge – Programme of the Beatification

The arrangements for the festivities surrounding the beatification of Fr. Pierre-Adrien Tourlorge o.praem in April can be found below Friday, April 27, 2012: Abbey of Mondaye, 8:00/8:30 p.m.: Welcome by Abbot General Thomas Handgrätinger, lecture by Dominique-Marie Dauzet (Mondaye) and presentation of … Continue reading

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The Life and Martyrdom of Pierre-Adrien Toulorge o.praem.

With the kind permission of the Abbey of Saint Joseph de Clairval we are able to produce here a very fine life of Father Peter-Adrian (Pierre-Adrien) Tourlorge o.praem. who will be beatified next month. Autumn 1793. The French Revolution had entered … Continue reading

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Fr. Werenfried van Straaten O.Praem.

Today marks 9 years since the passing of Fr. Werenfried van Straaten, a member of our Order and a canon first of Tongerlo and latterly of St. Michael’s, Orange, perhaps the most well-known Norbertine of modern times. Philipp van Straaten … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Birth of Our Order

“Indeed many religious men, both bishops and abbots, had advised him in various ways, one suggesting the eremitic life, another that of an anchorite, still another to take up the lifestyle of the Cistercians. But Norbert, whose work and plans … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a White Cappa Magna…

… Just like the ones we used to know! As Winter sets in, we offer you a couple of glorious photo-graphs to warm the heart. This is the late great Abbot Pennings O.Praem., who was Abbot of St Norbert Abbey, … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.

“Immaculatam Conceptionem Virginis Mariae celebremus: Christum ejus Filium adoremus Dominum.” “Let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: let us adore her Son, Christ the Lord.” (Matins: Invitatory respond) Our Holy Father Saint Norbert (ca. 1080 – 1134) … Continue reading

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St. Norbert and St. Bernard

Today we keep the memorial of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the noted Cistercian abbot. Both Bernard and Norbert worked hard for the reform of the Church and the religious life during the twelfth century. The two saints are said to … Continue reading

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