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2019 Heritage Week Celebrations

Early October, we celebrate the history of St. Norbert College, founded in 1898 by the Rev. Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., and today the only Norbertine college in the world. 

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

4-6 p.m.

Center for Norbertine Studies

Heritage Week Reception
Open to all staff & faculty to celebrate Heritage Week. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

8-9:15 a.m.

Michels Commons Ballroom

Founder's Day Prayer Breakfast and presentation of the Founder's Awards
Reservation required by September 30, 2019.

6:30 p.m. Concert

7-8 p.m. Lecture

Dudley Birder Hall

The Vanished Ten Thousand: In Search of the Premonstratensian Sisters of Medieval France
In the mid-twelfth century, the chronicler Herman of Tournai wrote that there were more than ten thousand Premonstratensian sisters spread across northern France. By the late thirteenth century, Konrad, abbot of Marchtal, would write that the Premonstratensian Order avoided female members "like poisonous animals." Which of these attitudes is truly reflective of the experiences of the sisters of Premonstratensian Order in medieval France? This lecture will explore the social, economic, and political contexts of these women between the 12th and 16th centuries in light of new archival research which tells a much more complicated story than has long been assumed.

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