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“Abbot Pennings: The Back Story”
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 5.:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Dining Room, Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Abbott Pennings 

Abbot Bernard Pennings

Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem. 
Director, Center for Norbertine Studies
St. Norbert College

You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘cause baby look at you now!” From the Infancy Narratives of the New Testament to contemporary stories and exposes of accomplished athletes and stars of stage and screen, both friends and enemies of the famous and infamous want to know more about the back story of their heroes, heroines and villains.

What do you know about Abbot Pennings other than that he came from Holland, founded the College, chose “Let is Love One Another” as his abbatial motto, and died at the age of 94? Want to know more? Come to the Center for Norbertine Studies annual “
pizza talk”. Father Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem, the Center’s Director, will share the back story on young Henry Pennings, his life at Berne Abbey in Holland, and his early years on the Belgian Peninsula and the banks of the Fox.


Center for Norbertine Studies

Phone: (920) 403-3919
Fax: (920) 403-4076

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