Norbertines Around The World
St. Norbert students and other
college community members often wonder if there are Norbertines outside of De
Pere, or the Unites States. The answer is a resounding, yes! The Norbertines
number just over 1,300 members worldwide, including priests, sisters, brothers,
deacons and novices located in the U.S., Europe, India, Africa and Australia.
This site will help you locate Norbertine communities near the place you are
visiting. Note that some communities have public hours for services, museums,
and such. Others are small or remote communities that would need advance notice
if you hope to visit.
*Denotes a community of Norbertine Sisters
The priory of Saint Joseph was founded by the Abbey of Tongerlo August 10, 1949 in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle. Transferred to Saint-Constant August 15, 1968, it acquired the status of an independent priory June 12, 1975.
On September 8, 1985, St. Norbert Abbey(De Pere) created a permanent
foundation in Albuquerque, to be known as Santa María de la Vid Priory.
The name which means Our Lady of the Vine.
created at Claymont, Delaware, by confreres from St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, later, Claymont was
associated for some time with Daylesford Abbey.
Since 1997, however, it has been an independent Priory. In 2004 the Priory was transferred to a new
location on Bayview Road in Middletown, Delaware.
In 1932 and 1934, Abbot Pennings sent a handful of Norbertines to open
Archmere Academy and Saint John
Neumann High School. Responding to the vocations coming especially from these two schools,
the community started a novitiate-seminary in Dayleford in 1954. In 1963, the
Norbertine Community moved from the Cassatt Estate to Pinebrook, its
present site. Thanks to the generous support
of many friends, the Abbey Church and Residence buildings were completed
CaliforniaThis monastic community and novitiate
began in 1958. In 1976,
St. Michael’s became fully autonomous as an independent priory of the
Order. In 1984, Rome approved the elevation of the community to abbatial
*TehachapiFounded in May of 2000 and located in Fresno
St.Moses the Black was founded in 1990 at St.
Mary's parish in Jackson, MS. Later, a priory was built in Raymond, MS
and the community moved there. The mission of the community is to work
with African-Americans and to seek reconciliation between Blacks and
Founded February 11, 2007
Founded December 13, 1998
Founded in 1915. Elevated to Abbey status in 2000.
Founded December 21, 1953.
Founded in 1896 and today is both a rectory and museum.