Happy Feast Day, Norbert!

Today is Saint Norbert’s feast day! Saint Norbert dedicated his life to instilling passion in learning. In 1120, he founded the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré. Today, nearly a millenium later, over 1,000 members of the international Norbertine Order continue Norbert’s legacy. Saint Norbert died on June 6, 1134, in Magdeburg, Germany. In the […]

Norbertine Abbey of Berne Blesses 71st Abbot

Father Denis Hendrickx, O.Praem, 63 years of age, was blessed as the 71st Abbot of Berne Abbey today. The Norbertine community began on August 3, 1134, two months after the death of Saint Norbert – founder of the Order of … Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – God’s Will Is Now

On This Date… On April 4, 1968, ten days before Easter, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, TN, where he had gone to lend support to the city’s sanitation workers who were on strike. The … Continue reading

April 2 – Tuesday of Easter Week

On This Date… On April 2, 1513, 500 years ago today, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed at the site of present-day St. Augustine, Florida. He named the region “Florida” from the Spanish name for Easter – Pascua Florida – … Continue reading

Passover Supper Central to Both Jewish & Christian Identities

Today’s Word: O God, You have taught me from my youth, and til the present, to proclaim your wondrous deeds. (Psalm 71:17) Today is the first day of the eight-day Jewish Feast of Passover. The Passover commemorates the liberation of … Continue reading