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St. Norbert College Announces Heritage Week Concert and Lecture for 2021

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From St. Norbert College, September 29, 2021
by Lily Maier,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College announces this year’s Heritage Week panel and lecture, “Celebrating Our Global Communio: A Conversation on Norbertines in India.” The lecture is on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 p.m. inside Old St. Joe’s. In addition to the lecture, the St. Norbert College music department will perform a concert featuring sacred music at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual guests. In-person guests are expected to follow COVID-19 protocols while onsite, including masking indoors. To register in-person or virtually, follow this link:

“Celebrating Our Global Communio: A Conversation on Norbertines in India” will explore how Dutch Norbertines from Berne Abbey landed in India and established their apostolate in the southern state of Andhrapradesh in 1923. The discourse will explore how a successful journey provoked the expansion of the Norbertines to other regions of India.

The lecture panel is as follows:

Rev. Xavier Amirtham, O.Praem. Rev. Xavier was born in Madurai in Tamil Nadu State, India. He completed a Bachelor of Arts at St. Aloysius College (Jabalpur), has dual degrees in philosophy and theology from Pontifical College of Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (Pune) and holds a diploma in Pastoral Counseling Skills. After years of service in both the United States and India, he was installed as a pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

Rev. Sengole Arockia Dass, O.Praem. Rev. Sengole is a from Southern India. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Education. After years of service both outside and inside the United States, he currently serves as administrator of the Parishes in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour and St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Issar.

Rev. Christian Raj, O.Praem. Rev. Christian is from southern India. He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts from St. Charles Seminary (Nagpur, India) and Juana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (Pune, India). He served both in India and in the United States; he is currently the administrator at Holy Cross Church, Mishicot and St. Anne’s Church, Francis Creek.

Join the Center for Norbertine Studies in celebrating the campus-wide theme of community, as we examine the ministries of Norbertines communities around the world and honor the 900th Jubilee of Norbertine Order.

For more information, call the Center for Norbertine Studies at 920-403-3919, or email them at

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