About the Norbertine Center for Spirituality
The Norbertine Center for Spirituality is my ‘go-to’ place where I find peace and where I can spend time with God, uninterrupted. What a gift.
—a recent retreatant
The Norbertine Center for Spirituality is located within St. Norbert Abbey, home of the Norbertine community in De Pere, Wisconsin. Situated upon 160 acres of natural and landscaped beauty, this serene setting simply invites contemplation. The Norbertine Center for Spirituality is indeed sacred place—perfect for retreats and spiritual programming, or simply a place to pray and reflect.
The St. Norbert Abbey Church is magnificent, lined with famed stained glass windows. Upon seeing the church for the first time, the typical response is usually a breathless, “Oh my!”
Within the abbey walls are four lovely cloister gardens, one of which is available to Norbertine Center for Spirituality guests. The Hildegard of Bingen reading room looks out upon the front mall of the abbey, and if you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of wild turkeys or deer!