Vocations

Formation

An overview of the Norbertine formation program for fraters and brothers of St. Norbert Abbey.

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Discernment

How do you become a Norbertine?

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FAQs

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have as you discern a possible call to a religious vocation.

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Discernment

Every vocation is different, but the process of disposing ourselves to hear God’s voice is quite similar.

Curious about the day-to-day life at St. Norbert Abbey? What it’s like to be a Norbertine? Want to know more about the Norbertine mission?

St. Norbert Abbey offers a dedicated team of priests who minister to young men ages 18-40 considering a vocation to Norbertine religious life and/or priesthood. Vocation Director Fr. Michael Brennan, O. Praem., strives to journey with vocation contacts, introducing them to Norbertine confreres and ministerial apostolates while answering questions about common life.

We invite you to ask any questions you might have regarding the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, religious life, or discernment. To speak with Fr. Brennan, call 920-337-4333 or e-mail vocations@norbertines.org. Young men joining us in advancing our mission is another way our canonical life remains “ever ancient, ever new.”

Canons on the Run Podcast

Norbertine fraters (seminarians), brothers, and priests of St. Norbert Abbey share and discuss their faith journey and call to constant conversion lived out together in community. As marathon runners themselves, Fr. Jordan Neeck, O. Praem., and Frater Johnathan Turba, O. Praem., serve as primary co-hosts of the biweekly podcast, delightfully and unabashedly sharing their Catholic faith, relevant topics, a bit of abbey humor, and of course, some of their conversations that occur while running together. Join them in “running the race” that God has set before us.