Living Norbertine

What does the formation of the Norbertine order in 12th-century France have to do with your life, here and now? It’s a question worth asking …

Puppy Presence Brings Love to Campus

Not every college can boast they have a campus dog, but it’s a distinction St. Norbert College is delighted to own.

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Initiative Opens Doors

St. Norbert students living on the autism spectrum will benefit from new and key supports through a pilot program launched this year.

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Belgian Abbey Visit Aids Research

When Luke Manderle ’18 and Alex Gruber ’18 applied for research fellowships at the Center for Norbertine Studies (CNS), they knew the opportunity would require two things: the study of Norbertine heritage, and foreign travel. A January trip supplied both.

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Norbertine in De Pere

The first Norbertine community in the United States, now St. Norbert Abbey, was founded here. And our campus church, Old St. Joe’s, was the first college parish in the United States.

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Priest of St. Norbert College Pens a Hymn Fit for Pope Francis

The Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem., ’64 speaks about his work on the official hymn of the World Meeting of Families. The event marks the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

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Divine Intersection

A series of four triptychs that greets both budding and seasoned scientists at the entrance to the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center provides a scriptural resolution to the ongoing dialog between science and religion, faith and reason. It is a conversation that lies at the heart of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

Our three core traditions guide our common life at St. Norbert.

Our mission

Being Norbertine

We share a 900-year long heritage infused with zeal, commitment, devout service and a loving spirit. When mission and heritage take such a living form on our campus, it's not hard to say that we're Norbertine and we're proud of it!

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Team Work

Two campus friends formed a temporary scholarly partnership to research a more enduring union: the institution of marriage, and its role as a path to holiness. What they learned was both humbling and inspirational.

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Norbert of Xanten

Born in Germany in 1080, Norbert was the founder of the Order of Premonstratensians, more commonly known as the Norbertines. Priest, bishop and later, saint, Norbert was known as a peacemaker, servant and reconciler.

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Worldwide Community

Norbertine abbeys, priories and convents are currently established and active in 23 countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Beautiful to Me

We put a single question to members of our extended community. We wanted to know, “What is it, here at St. Norbert College, that is beautiful to you?” Their answers build up a layered and lovely composite, an image of a unique place.

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Music Man Takes His Leave

Just as, in his official life, Phil Oswald (College Advancement) is in the business of tapping into others’ passions; so, in private life, he has found a meaningful way to share his time.

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2015: A Landmark Year

Not since its founding in 1898 has St. Norbert College seen such a year. Any one of the five big initiatives coming to fruition over the next few months would be enough to see 2015 written up in the history books; together they make for a game-changing experience.

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docere verbo et exemplo

It is Latin for to teach by word & example, and it’s our motto at St. Norbert College.

Into the Wild

“These were not just any eight students. … They fairly vibrated with a sense of readiness.” Deirdre Egan-Ryan (English) writes about teaching our Gap Experience students during their semester at large.

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Arabist Assists in Recruitment

As college reps share the St. Norbert story with prospective international students, they are able to depend on Bob Kramer (History) and his expertise in Middle Eastern affairs.

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Center for Norbertine Studies

Explore the origins of our founding order, along with poems, letters, books and other early Norbertine documents.

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Assist, Protect, Defend

Col. Erica Nelson ’90 is responsible for 1,200 soldiers, 130 civilians and 700 inmates in two correctional facilities. We asked her what inspires her leadership.

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Kapow!

Through examining the themes and structures of superhero narratives, the year-long series “Kapow! Who’s Your Hero?” provided insight into pressing real-world social issues.

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Background Research

A trio of young women with their sights set on grad school are already deep in original research – and their findings are proving of personal as well as scholarly significance.

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What is Norbertine?

We strive to uphold a few simple values: communio, action & contemplation, and faithful and local.

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The College Celebrates Its European Heritage

St. Norbert College, along with its founding abbey in De Pere, Wis., maintains strong connections with the ancient Norbertine abbeys of Europe.