August 10, 2018 | prior
By Fr. Norbert N’Zilamba, O. Praem. | St. Norbert Abbey is the very first abbey I visited in my life. I immediately felt at home. The fact that people from different backgrounds and walks of life live together ...
August 6, 2018 | prior
By Fr. David Komatz, O. Praem. | Since I grew up in Florida, I am one of a few Norbertines who was first drawn to the community because of published vocation material. Most of our men have come to the community ...
July 30, 2018 | prior
By Fr. Bartholomew Agar, O. Praem. | While I was living in Philadelphia, I received a postcard inviting me to audition for the band at Southeast Catholic High School (a Norbertine school). Prior to my audition ...
July 25, 2018 | prior
By Frater Johnathan Turba, O. Praem. | In my discernment to enter a religious community, I remember knowing that this was the right community for me when I saw three Norbertine priests concelebrating Mass together.
July 16, 2018 | prior
By Abbot Dane Radecki, O. Praem. | As a middle school student I began thinking of the priesthood. My parents hosted our parish priests (Franciscans) regularly and I joined my dad in the church basement to count Sunday collections.
July 9, 2018 | prior
By Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem. | During my discernment, I found myself being drawn to the Norbertines first and foremost because of community life. I became fully aware about what community support meant ...
July 2, 2018 | prior
By Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem. | Having grown up in northeastern Wisconsin in the 1970s, I was aware of a religious order of priests and brothers that served our region as high school and college teachers ...
June 25, 2018 | prior
By Fr. Ken De Groot, O. Praem. | When I think about what attracted me to Norbertine life, three thoughts come to mind: 1. I attended a Norbertine high school where almost all of my teachers were Norbertines.
June 18, 2018 | prior
By Frater Jordan Neeck, O. Praem. | Who are these men in white? What is a Norbertine? I never met a Norbertine until I attended St. Norbert College (SNC). Growing up in the Diocese of Superior I only was familiar with ...
June 5, 2018 | prior
By Fr. Peter Ambting, O. Praem. | When I first started thinking about priesthood as a young man, I contacted the Norbertines, because their way of life, balancing action and contemplation—all while serving the local community ...