Category Archives: O.Praem Pictures

Happy Easter MMXII

The Prior and community of the canonry of Our Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Benizi, Chelmsford, wish all our family, friends, relatives, benefactors and readers all the blessings of our risen Lord on this Easter Sunday! More photos to … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, O.Praem Pictures

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

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert

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

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, Premonstratensian Communities

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

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, St. Norbert

The Assumption

Assumpta est Maria in caelum: gaudent Angeli, laudantes benedicunt Dominum. The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady is an important feast in our Order. Under the title of her Assumption Our Lady is patron of our abbeys of … Continue reading

Posted in Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, St. Norbert

Fraternal Visit from Mondaye

“To be of one mind and one heart on the way to God” – Rule of Our Holy Father Augustine This week we were delighted to be able to welcome the juniors of Mondaye together with their Junior Master, Fr. Dominique-Marie Dauzet. … Continue reading

Posted in Community Events, O.Praem Pictures, Premonstratensian Communities, Vocation

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

Posted in Former Houses, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, Premonstratensian Communities, St. Norbert