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St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • Another visit to Leiston Abbey
    A modest outing was made today by several of the confrères to the Premonstratensian Abbey of Leiston in the neighbouring county of Suffolk. They Abbey was founded in the 12th century, and moved to its present location two centuries later, … Continue reading
  • The 1536 Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Risings and the Norbertines
    Yorkshire Catholics, amongst whom the present novice and author likes to number himself, are rightly proud that the infamous rebellion against the despotic royal authority wielded by the Henrican government in the 1530s against the Catholic Religion, commonly called the … Continue reading
  • Diaconal Ordination of Brother Stephen
    Happy New Year to all our readers! May our Holy Fathers Augustine and Norbert pray for you, that 2014 may be a year of many graces and blessings. On Sunday 5th January 2014 at our parish church of Our Lady … Continue reading
  • Merry Christmas!
    The Prior and community of St Philip’s Priory wish all our benefactors, relatives and friends a happy and holy Christmastide. Indeed many religious men, both bishops and abbots, had advised him in various ways, one suggesting the eremitic life, another … Continue reading
Prayers to Saint Norbert

Little Office of St. Norbert
Litany
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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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