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Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem.

Why Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem., Chose Norbertine Life

Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem., walking in a Chicago South Side neighborhood.

Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem., walking in a Chicago South Side neighborhood.

By Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem.

During my discernment, I found myself being drawn to the Norbertines first and foremost because of community life.

I became fully aware about what community support meant upon the death of my brother in 2015. My hometown is close to three hours away and I will never forget the sight, upon looking out on the congregation, of almost 15 Norbertines, in full habit, sitting in the pews.

The presence of Norbertines at two very difficult times of my life showed me the blessing of community life …

—Br. Jacob Sircy, O. Praem.

A few years earlier, my stepfather passed away, and many Norbertines also attended the funeral. The presence of Norbertines at two very difficult times of my life showed me the blessing of community life, for which I am most grateful.

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