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St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • St John Payne
    As if we can’t get enough liturgical feasting, today in Chelmsford is the feast of St John Payne (or Paine). Although he was an East Anglian man from Peterborough, and that his brother, by the time of John’s martyrdom in … Continue reading
  • A week of feasts
    Religious Orders tend to have their own liturgical calendars, and the Norbertines are no different, and this week sees a number of notable celebrations in our calendar. In the reformed calendar, the Feast of the Conversion of Our Holy Father Augustine … Continue reading
  • Photos from the Blessing of the Picture of OHF Norbert
    As we said in an earlier post a new painting has been commissioned from the bequest of a dear parishioner and friend of the Canonry, Allison Tibbatts, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation of our Canonry and the 900th … Continue reading
  • A new painting of our Holy Father
    We are pleased to reveal today a new painting that was commissioned last year, thanks to the generous bequest of a young parishioner and our friend, Alison, who sadly died after a long struggle with cancer.  The painting was blessed … Continue reading
Parishes

The main apostolate of our community is the care of two parishes in Chelmsford, Essex; Our Lady Immaculate and Holy Name. To view the web-pages of the parishes please go here.

 

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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