EVENTS

Saturday, June 15, 2024; 7:45-9 p.m. | National Shrine of St. Joseph / Old St. Joseph Church

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

You are invited to meet at the St. Norbert College Mulva Library, 400 3rd St., De Pere, at 7:45 p.m. and we will then all process across campus to Old St. Joseph Church / National Shrine of St. Joseph, where adoration will be held from 8-9 p.m.


Saturday, June 15, 2024; 9-10:30 a.m. | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Sketching the Abbey in Every Season

Led by Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem.

In every season, St. Norbert Abbey is inspiring to those who look closely. Spend some time freely sketching a space in the Abbey. Fr. Neilson will offer helpful feedback and encourage creativity as you sketch. Please provide your own sketchbook and pens/pencils (no paints, please). Cost: freewill offering.

Optional registration available by clicking here


Wednesday, June 26-Sunday, June 30, 2024 | St. Norbert Abbey

Summer Come & See Vocation Retreat

Led by Fr. Johnathan Turba, O. Praem.

This retreat offers the opportunity to have a deeper immersion in daily Norbertine Life. You will spend time in prayer and liturgy, and visit Norbertine apostolates and friends of the Norbertines in the Green Bay area.

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Thursday, June 27-Sunday, June 30, 2024 | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Conversation in the Spirit: A Retreat on the Synod

Led by Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora, OSF, and Dr. Julia McStravog

The universal Church has been invited into a synod by Pope Francis, with the first meeting of the Synod on Synodality being held last October. Join Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora, a Manitowoc Franciscan Sister and a participant in the Synod on Synodality, and Dr. Julia McStravog, senior advisor to the United States Bishops Conference on the Synod, in exploring the nuts and bolts of the Synod as well as more deeply engaging the practice of discernment and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Cost: $450 (scholarships available; cost includes meals, renovated retreat room with private bathroom, and retreat presentations). 

Registration closed on June 13, 2024

Retreat Schedule | Retreat Presenter Bios


Thursday, June 27, 2024; 7-8 p.m. | St. Norbert Abbey Church

Holy Hour for Vocations

The Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for vocations is open to the public and will be held inside St. Norbert Abbey Church.


Friday, June 28; 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Norbertine Spirituality and Synodality

Led by Fr. Bradley Vanden Branden, O. Praem., and Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.

Norbertine life understands itself to be collegial, that is, a group of religious living and working together under the leadership of an Abbot. This collegiality is one way of expressing the synodality that Pope Francis is inviting the Church to consider. Come and learn more about the synodality of Norbertine life and spirituality in this public portion of the NCS Retreat on Synodality. Cost: freewill offering (for this Friday night program).


Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 14, 2024 | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

St. Norbert College Alumni Retreat

Led by St. Norbert Abbey and St. Norbert College

In 1898, St. Norbert College was founded by soon-to-be-Abbot Bernard Pennings, O. Praem. This year, as St. Norbert College marks its 125th anniversary of educational ministry, the Norbertine Center for Spirituality is partnering with the Alumni Office at St. Norbert College to host a retreat designed especially for alumni and spouses. Hosted at both St. Norbert Abbey and St. Norbert College, the story of St. Norbert and Abbot Pennings will be shared, time for prayer and reflection will be offered, and there will be an opportunity to meet old and new friends. A private tour of the college campus and the National Shrine of St. Joseph will offer the perfect backdrop to reflect on what living the legacy of communio means for us today. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 and concludes at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 14. Cost: $425 for an alum, $700 for an alum plus spouse (cost includes meals, renovated retreat room with private bathroom, and retreat presentations). Scholarships are available; please contact us for details.

Registration closes on June 27, 2024.

Retreat schedule

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Thursday, July 18; 7-8 p.m. | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Labyrinth Walk

Led by Kathie Tilot

The labyrinth is a path of prayer, an ancient symbol of personal and spiritual journey, a place where new insight, healing and peace may be found. Walk the grass labyrinth outside the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, a labyrinth based on the design within Chartres Cathedral. This event will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Cost: freewill offering.

Optional registration available by clicking here


Thursday, July 25, 2024; 7-8 p.m. | St. Norbert Abbey Church

Holy Hour for Vocations

The Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for vocations is open to the public and will be held inside St. Norbert Abbey Church.


Wednesday, August 7-Sunday, August 11 | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Summer Directed Retreat

Led by Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem.; Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ; Kathie Tilot, MTS; Sr. Laura Zelten, OSF

This retreat offers a time of prayer, silence, and solitude with the opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual director. Retreatants are welcome to join the Norbertine community for prayer and experience the tranquil abbey grounds, prayer spaces, and nearby Fox River biking and hiking trails. Directors will be assigned; they include Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem.; Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ; Kathie Tilot, MTS; and Sr. Laura Zelten, OSF. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. on August 7 and concludes at 11 a.m. on August 11. Cost: $600 (includes renovated room, meals, daily spiritual direction, Abbey amenities). Scholarships are available.

Registration closes on July 24, 2024

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Thursday, August 22, 2024; 7-8 p.m. | St. Norbert Abbey Church

Holy Hour for Vocations

The Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for vocations is open to the public and will be held inside St. Norbert Abbey Church.


Thursday, September 12; Option A: 12-1 p.m.; Option B: 7-8 p.m. | Norbertine Center for Spirituality

Pray Like Jesus

Led by Fr. Bradley Vanden Branden, O. Praem.

How did Jesus pray? What words did He use? The Gospels contain several prayers that Jesus offered Himself. In our time together, we will look at a few prayers that Jesus prayed and allow His words to help us pray together. Cost: freewill offering.


Thursday, September 26, 2024; 7-8 p.m. | St. Norbert Abbey Church

Holy Hour for Vocations

The Holy Hour of Adoration to pray for vocations is open to the public and will be held inside St. Norbert Abbey Church.


Saturday, September 28; 9:15-10:30 a.m. | St. Norbert Abbey

The Abbey Organ: Harmonizing History and Music

Led by Devin Atteln, Abbey organist

Have you ever been curious about why we use pipe organs in churches and liturgies? Or maybe you’ve always wondered exactly how a pipe organ works. Abbey organist Devin Atteln will offer a hands-on presentation and short performance about the history, mechanics, and intricacies of the instrument referred to by Mozart as the “King of Instruments.” The presentation begins shortly following Mass (which starts at 8:30 a.m.). Please feel welcome to join us. Cost: freewill offering.


Saturday, October 19, 2024; 2 p.m. | St. Norbert Abbey Church

Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series

Dr. John Joseph “JJ” Mitchell will be the featured organist at the next installment of the Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series. Admission to the concert is free. For information about Dr. Mitchell, please click here to visit his website.


Virtual Centering Prayer Community

Centering prayer is a way of deepening our relationship with God through silent prayer. If you are interested in joining a virtual centering prayer community, please contact Kathie Tilot at kathie.tilot@norbertines.org or call 920-337-4340.