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Beacons of Hope

By Fr. Gregory Dick, O.Praem.

A Perfect Storm

By Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

20/20 Vision

By Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

Writings About Saints

Check out these recent writings from the Norbertine Fathers.
Know the Saints!

Know the Saints!

Have your faith and hope been increasing this week? They should be. The two most important public events of the past week have been the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of All Souls…

Holy Week with St. Benedict

Holy Week with St. Benedict

“Today is the feast of St. Benedict in the 1962 Calendar. And St. Benedict’s life is a model of how we should approach Holy Week.”

Feast of Saint Nicholas

Feast of Saint Nicholas

Jesus summoned His disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with Me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”

St. Justin Martyr, Philosopher

St. Justin Martyr, Philosopher

When the high school students begin their semester exams, and the seminarians begin their rigorosa, and the temple leaders seek to trap Jesus by starting an argument with a false premise—we briefly examine the role of reason and faith as modeled by the early Roman martyr St. Justin.

Beacons of Hope

Beacons of Hope

Brothers and sisters, I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.

Writings For Spiritual Growth

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Pleasing to Behold

Pleasing to Behold

Queen Esther was a uniquely pleasing person to behold. We hear this repeatedly throughout her story and, ultimately, are told that she “found grace and favor in the eyes of all who saw her.”

Creating Something Divine

Creating Something Divine

The first Sunday of Lent offers one of the shortest texts for a Gospel in the whole liturgical year. It is only sixty-four words. St. Mark’s account of the Temptation in the Desert takes just two verses and is about as succinct as one can be. Now, I am not the evangelist Mark. So don’t expect a short sermon. Settle in. And listen in.

The Thirsty Soul That Longed For Christ

The Thirsty Soul That Longed For Christ

The thirsty soul that longed for Christ, and finally found Him in the sacraments, must serve Him in loving mercy shown to other sinners. There is a strange satisfaction, prescient of eternal joy, that accompanies works of charity, almost like we’ve touched here and now the infinite joy we’re seeking in heaven.

What Kind of Ground Am I?

What Kind of Ground Am I?

When we see people staring at ground, we may be tempted to think they’re loitering, just wasting time—like they need some work to do. But today our Lord turns all of our attention to the ground to see what’s happening there.

Behold the Lamb of God!

Behold the Lamb of God!

The person and mission of St. John the Baptist has been foundational to the Norbertine Order from its inception. In the lonely valley of Prémontré, where St. Norbert spent the night in prayer prior to deciding on that deserted place, there was a tiny chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

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Enjoy a vast collection of thought-provoking written reflections from the Norbertine Fathers in the Abbot's Circle written library.

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– St. John Vianney

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