“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and follow after it” (Psalm 34:15)
On This Date…
On May 28, 1115, 900 years ago today, Saint Norbert was heading to Vreden when a thunderstorm suddenly occurred. Norbert fell from his horse and mused, “What shall I do?” The words of a psalm came to him: “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and follow after it” (Psalm 34:15). From that moment Norbert completely changed the direction of his life. That conversion is depicted in the first stained glass window in the Oratory, showing a flash of lightening, with the word “scientia” (wisdom).
On this special anniversary in the life of Saint Norbert, we resolve to be “apostles of peace,” with the wisdom to be “prepared for every good work.”
– Father McLaughlin