St. Norbert College Celtic Christianity series features "The Premonstratensians in Medieval Ireland"

Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, September 7, 2012
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College's Center for Norbertine Studies will feature "The Premonstratensians in Medieval Ireland," presented by Miriam Clyne, Irish scholar and archaeologist at the Global Irish Institute - University College, Dublin, as part of the center's Celtic Christianity series. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theatre in the college's Bemis International Center and is free and open to the public.

Clyne's presentation will focus on the Premonstratensians, also known as the Norbertines, a major religious order that established eight monasteries and two hospitals in Ireland in the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In addition to the history of the Premonstratensians in Ireland, Clyne will also discuss the significance of the monasteries in their medieval landscapes and the archaeological excavations at the best-preserved abbey, on Lough Key.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for Norbertine Studies at 920-403-3919 or via e-mail at cns@snc.edu.