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  • Jubilee Year for 900th Anniversary of the Conversion of OHF Norbert
    Today Premonstratensians all over the world rejoice and begin celebrating a Jubilee Year for the 900th anniversary of the conversion of Our Holy Father Norbert, within the Year of Consecrated Life, and in anticipation of the celebration of the 900th anniversary … Continue reading
  • Novena to our Holy Father Saint Norbert
    Today our novena to our holy father begins. His feast day is celebrated on 6 June. In order than you may share in the community’s own prayer, shown here are novena devotions to be said once every in preparation for … Continue reading
  • 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
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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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