Visited Tongerlo Abbey

This morning we boarded the bus for a 90-minute ride through beautiful countryside. One thing that struck me as the miles passed was how many of the houses were made of brick. (See photo above) Our tour guide confirmed that even though there are few building…

Tour of Brussels

Beer is to Belgium what pasta is to Italy. According to our tour guide, there are roughly twelve hundred different beers brewed in the country. (And here I am with only four days to spend!) Besides all the different brews, Belgians are passionate about their waffles,…

Day One

If the airplane ride(s) were as fast as the taxi ride in Belgium, we would have been here hours ago. From the airport to our hotel in Brussels was a half-hour altogether, but it felt more like 5 minutes because our driver, at times, was going…

Bags are Packed

Bags are packed and we’re ready to go. We leave at 2:30 this afternoon with Belgium being our first stop. Look for pictures and updates of Norbertine Heritage Tour #2 in the days to come!

Who’s Going On The Trip?

St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel and his wife Deb will be on the Norbertine Heritage Tour which runs June 25 through July 7. They’ll be joined by other members of the St. Norbert College community, including tour guides Rev. Jay Fostner, O.Praem, Rev. Sal Cuccia, O.Praem,…

Norbertine Heritage Tour June 25-July 7

Hi, I’m Mike Counter, director of media relations at St. Norbert College. With this blog, I will keep you informed on the second Norbertine Heritage Tour of 2012 which departs from De Pere on June 25.  The Norbertine Heritage Tour allows faculty and staff at St.…