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Norbertine Vocations
St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • Falkland Islands
    Yesterday our Sub-Prior, Very Rev John Wisdom o.praem., began his 16-hour journey, via Ascension Island to the Falkland Islands where he will be for the next six months. Fr John will be on supply in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Stanley, Falkland … Continue reading
  • Solemn Profession of Br Pius D Collins o.praem.
    On Thursday, 9th July the memoria of Ss Adrian and James o.praem, martyrs of Gorcum, Br Pius Collins o.praem. was solemnly professed as a Premonstratensian canon of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Benizi, Chelmsford. By solemn … Continue reading
  • St Norbert and St John the Baptist
    The nativities of only three people are commemorated in the liturgical calendar, our Lord and his blessed Mother, and St John the Baptist. Used as we are to modern (i.e. post-classical) devotional images, St John the Baptist gets much less … Continue reading
  • Saint Isfrid and the summer dates for the Jubilee Year indulgence
    Today is the feast of St Isfrid. After the death of St Norbert in 1134, the Order continued to spread rapidly throughout Germany, and beyond. Only 9 years after his death, there were even Norbertines in England. It is sometimes … Continue reading
  • The sweet death of St Norbert
    Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle within them the fire of Thy love. ℣ Send forth Thy Spirit, O Lord ℟ And Thou shall renew the face of the earth Let us pray. O God, … Continue reading
Norbertine Vocations
St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • Falkland Islands
    Yesterday our Sub-Prior, Very Rev John Wisdom o.praem., began his 16-hour journey, via Ascension Island to the Falkland Islands where he will be for the next six months. Fr John will be on supply in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Stanley, Falkland … Continue reading
  • Solemn Profession of Br Pius D Collins o.praem.
    On Thursday, 9th July the memoria of Ss Adrian and James o.praem, martyrs of Gorcum, Br Pius Collins o.praem. was solemnly professed as a Premonstratensian canon of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Benizi, Chelmsford. By solemn … Continue reading
  • St Norbert and St John the Baptist
    The nativities of only three people are commemorated in the liturgical calendar, our Lord and his blessed Mother, and St John the Baptist. Used as we are to modern (i.e. post-classical) devotional images, St John the Baptist gets much less … Continue reading
  • Saint Isfrid and the summer dates for the Jubilee Year indulgence
    Today is the feast of St Isfrid. After the death of St Norbert in 1134, the Order continued to spread rapidly throughout Germany, and beyond. Only 9 years after his death, there were even Norbertines in England. It is sometimes … Continue reading
  • The sweet death of St Norbert
    Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle within them the fire of Thy love. ℣ Send forth Thy Spirit, O Lord ℟ And Thou shall renew the face of the earth Let us pray. O God, … Continue reading

You Are My Order...

“You are my Order. Just as bishops have their canons delegated to offer public prayer in their diocese, in the same way you are my canons, not just for one diocese, but for the universal Church.”

- Pope Pius XI

St. Norbert on the Priesthood

O Priest, who are you?
You are not yourself because you are God
You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ.
You are not your own because you are the spouse of the Church.
You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and man.
You are not from yourself because you are nothing.
What then are you? Nothing and everything.
O Priest!
Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you:
"He saved others, himself he cannot save!"

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