Month: November 2013

Christ the King Sunday

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 24 November, 2013 St. Norbert Abbey. De Pere, WI readings: 2 Samuel 5: 1-3; Colossians 1: 12-20; Luke 23: 35 – 43 July 22, 2013. On that day occurred one of the top news events of the past…

mors et vita duello

Mors et Vita Duello: recollections and reflection after 50 years The story, as I have heard it, is that on the evening of Friday, November 22, 1963, several American clerics, promoters of liturgical reform present as experts at the Second Vatican Council, were joyously celebrating in…

A Homily for this Day

Homily for the Feast of All Saints of the Order November 13, 2013 Readings: Sirach 44: 1-10 (Now will I praise those godly men and women, our ancestors, each in their own time); Matthew 19: 16-21 (the rich young man who went away sad because he…

All you holy Norbertine men and women pray for us. On this date 120 years ago Fr. Bernard Henry Pennings, Fr. Lambert Broens and Bro. Servatius Heesakkers, Norbertines of Berne Abbey in The Netherlands disembarked in Hoboken, NJ from the SS Veendam which on November 1…

All Souls Day 2013

My assignment to St. Norbert College finds me for the first time in years away from my home community’s celebration of our annual November Cemetery Service. At Daylesford Abbey (Paoli, PA) on the Saturday closest to November 2 we invite all with us for the late…