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Mission and Heritage

St. Norbert College Parish Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. • 
Old St. Joseph Church Atrium 
Established in 1969 as the first college parish in the U.S., St. Norbert College Parish is a Catholic church community with roots in the Norbertine tradition. Membership extends to the 2,200 students who call St. Norbert College home, faculty and staff, visitors from around the world and many others who celebrate active ties to the college. Visit with parish staff to learn more about SNC parish, Old St. Joseph Church (building dedicated in 1890) and the National Shrine of St. Joseph.

The Saint John’s Bible
The Saint John’s Bible is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned in 500 years. Through the generosity of donors, St. Norbert College is blessed to have acquired one of the 299 Heritage Editions produced. Bound in Italian leather, the seven volumes feature exquisite calligraphy, vibrant imagery, and stunning gold and silver illuminations. Each volume is housed in a different campus location and is attended by a docent who will provide information on the Bible and answer questions.

  • 10-10:45 a.m. – Volume 1: Pentateuch Main Hall, first floor
  • 10-10:45 a.m. – Volume 2: Historical Books Boyle Hall
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – Volume 3: Psalms Ariens Family Welcome Center
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – Volume 4: Wisdom Books Miriam B. & James J. Mulva Library, second floor
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Volume 5: Prophets F. K. Bemis International Center, ground floor
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Volume 6: Gospels & Acts Old St. Joseph Church atrium
  • 2-2:45 p.m. – Volume 7: Letters & Revelation Todd Wehr Hall, first floor

St. Norbert Abbey Tours
Learn more about the Norbertines and their home, the beautiful St. Norbert Abbey located on the east side of De Pere. Buses will provide transportation and will load in front of Old St. Joseph Church. Times are as follows:

  • 12:30 p.m. buses depart from Old St. Joseph Church; tour begins at 12:45 p.m. After the tour, buses will depart for St. Norbert College at 1:45 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. buses depart from Old St. Joseph Church; tour begins at 1:45 p.m. After the tour, buses will depart for St. Norbert College at 2:45 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. buses depart from Old St. Joseph Church, tour begins at 2:45 p.m. After the tour, buses will depart for St. Norbert College at 3:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Kress Inn

Norman Miller Center Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Michels Commons
The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding cultivates awareness, compassion and commitment to justice and sustainable peace. With major elections on the horizon, the center will have voter registration available throughout the day, along with refreshments, activities for kids and information on upcoming programming.

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