Peace on Earth

Today’s Word:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom God’s favor rests. (Luke 2:14)

Missa in Nocte: Introit, Norbertine Fathers of Saint Michael’s Abbey


On this Date…

Ruins of Chapel of Saint John the Baptist

Ruins of Chapel of Saint John the Baptist

On December 25, 1121, Saint Norbert together with about 40 companions professed religious vows in the little chapel of Saint John Baptist in Prémontré, France. And so was born the Norbertine Order.

Saint Norbert asked his companions to live by the Rule of Saint Augustine. According to the biography of Saint Norbert, “By the profession of this Rule, on Christmas Day, one by one they voluntarily enrolled themselves into that city of blessed eternity.”

At Mass today, we heard these words: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom God’s favor rests.” May God’s peace, which rested on Saint Norbert and those first Norbertines, also rest on us this Christmas Day.

– Father McLaughlin

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