SNC & the Norbertines
Jay DeCleene '94 asks: “It was exciting to hear that the De Pere Norbertines recently re-elected the Rt. Rev. Gary Neville as their abbot. How does the election process work?”
Ashley Knoke ’10 asks: “When did St. Norbert change from an institution for future priests to a Catholic college open to any student?”
Jess Kropp ’12 asks, “Abbot Pennings, what would you like for Christmas?”
Andrew McIlree ’06 asks: “During my Commencement from St. Norbert, I recall the Norbertines wearing a special hat that I believe is called a biretta. Does it symbolize anything in particular?”
Frank McQuilkin '53 asks: "How many Norbertines are there at St. Norbert Abbey?"
Kim Szatkowski '81 asks: "Abbot, I've always heard what a wonderful, generous man my great uncle, Father Luke Dionne, was. But he died suddenly when I was very young - I believe that would have been in the 1960s. Now, since nearly everyone who knew him is deceased, I wonder if the college archives have any more information on his legacy?
By the way, it is interesting that the Dionne family coat of arms includes the fleur-de-lis, also associated with the Norbertines, and that the family motto is "In Service to God." Just curious, perhaps this went into Luke's decision to become a Norbertine priest?"