178 New London Road
CM2 0AR, UK
|St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England|
The Liturgy of the Hours and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass are at the hearts of the lives of Canons Regular. As Norbertines, Eucharistic and Marian devotions are also an essential part of our life and spirituality. To this end we honour our Blessed Mother at the end of each canonical Office with an antiphon in her honour. Eucharistic Adoration is also a large part of our life. Our Holy Father Norbert also bequeathed to us, his sons, a special devotion to the Immaculate Conception.
“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
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.
Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you:
"He saved others, himself he cannot save!"