A centuries-old Norbertine tradition
of serving our local community
Apostolates founded or assumed by the Norbertine Order that are sponsored by St. Norbert Abbey include:
St. Norbert Abbey takes pride in offering a Catholic-Norbertine education at these apostolates that both educate the mind and affirm the sacred Spirit:
Norbertine Center for Spirituality
Situated upon 160 acres of natural and landscaped beauty at St. Norbert Abbey, the Norbertine Center for Spirituality is a sacred place offering guests the opportunity to retreat, attend programming, receive spiritual direction, or simply embrace a place to pray and reflect.
National Shrine of St. Joseph
The National Shrine of St. Joseph was entrusted to the local missionary Norbertines, now the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, on Sept. 28, 1898, with Fr. Bernard Pennings, O. Praem., as director (later to become Abbot Pennings in 1925).