Category Archives: Norbertine History

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

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

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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

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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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