Category Archives: O.Praem Saints and Beati

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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St. Evermode

Today we celebrate the memoria of Saint Evermode († 1178); one of Our Holy Father Norbert’s closest friends and disciples, he was also the first of a long line of Premonstratensian bishops of Ratzeburg and is credited with the conversion of the … Continue reading

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St. Frederick

Today in our Order we commemorate St. Frederick. Frederick Feikone was the son of a poor widow from Hallum in Friesland. His priestly vocation was already noticed in his early years and his pastor gave him his first Latin instructions. … Continue reading

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14th January – Godfrey (and Gerlac)

The 14th January marks two saints who have long been venerated in the Order. The 14th January is now marked as the memorial of St. Godfrey, but in the traditional Premonstratensian Breviary and missal it was marked as the feast … Continue reading

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Saint Siard

Today in our Order’s calendar it is the memorial of St. Siard, an abbot of our Order. Siard was born of a Frieslanden noble family. He studied in the abbey school of Mariëngaarde where St. Frederick was abbot at the … Continue reading

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St. Gilbert

On 26 October the calendar of our Order commemorates St. Gilbert († 1152). Gilbert was a crusader knight who had survived the Second Crusade and upon his return to Europe resolved to consecrate his life to the service of God. … Continue reading

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Blessed James Kern

“The heroes of the Church can assist us in our lives. They were no ‘photocopied Christians’; rather, each one was original, irreplaceable and without parallel! The Church of today does not need part time Catholics. She needs full-blooded Christians!” (John … Continue reading

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