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June 17, 2016 | prior

De·con·struct·ing the Habit

By Fr. Stephen Rossey, O. Praem. | With its roots in thrift, practicality, and symbolism, the four-piece Norbertine habit has a fascinating history. 1. The tunic is the basic garment of the habit. It originates from the everyday vesture of ...

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June 17, 2016 | prior

Candlelight Vigil for Healing and Peace at St. Norbert Abbey

On June 15, 2016, the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality hosted a candlelight vigil in the St. Norbert Abbey Church for those touched by the Orlando tragedy and for an end to violence in our nation and in the world. This ecumenical gathering offered an opportunity to come together in silence, music, and prayer.

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June 6, 2016 | prior

Fr. Tobin Reflects on Civil Rights Movement Conference

Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., is a member of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc. He attended the 11th annual conference from March 30 through April 3, 2016, and was asked to write a reflection about this year’s event: The 11th annual conference of the…

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May 26, 2016 | prior

Fr. Tobin Recognized for Service, Activism, and Solidarity

Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., and Maggie Benson White | Photo by Alice Tisdale—editor and publisher of the Jackson Advocate, Mississippi’s oldest Black Newspaper On May 14, 2016, Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., who resides at the Norbertine Priory of St. Moses the Black in Raymond, Mississippi,…

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May 26, 2016 | prior

Abbot Emeritus E. Thomas De Wane, O. Praem.

Abbot Emeritus E. Thomas De Wane, O. Praem., made sports headlines in 1970 when he shot a hole-in-one on the number four hole at North Brook Country Club—the second in the club’s history. While hardly the highlight of his vocational religious life ...

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May 18, 2016 | prior

June 2016 Norbertine Celebrations at St. Norbert Abbey

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Rev. Frater Bradley R. Vanden Branden, O. Praem., will be ordained to the priesthood. The Mass of Ordination will be celebrated by Most Rev. David L. Ricken, DD, JCL, Bishop of Green Bay, at 10 a.m. in the church of St. Norbert Abbey.

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May 18, 2016 | prior

Between the Pages: Abbot Neville Leads Book Discussion

As the debut novel of Fr. James Martin, SJ, The Abbey offers wisdom and insight into a journey toward wholeness. Who better to lead a book discussion about this work than the abbot of our own St. Norbert Abbey! On May 19, 2016, Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem., will present…

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