Tag: St. Norbert

Final trip to the mother ship

Some people in ‘s-Hertogenbosch stay up way too late! There was a lot of noise on the street last night until 4 a.m. Don’t these people have jobs? I think people must be taking advantage of the summer vacation season. Today was the last day of…

Averbode now!

We arrived at Averbode Abbey in Belgium this morning. We attended Mass in their church this morning. When the priests processed out, they just kept coming and coming and coming. Averbode has just fewer than 80 priests who belong to the Order; approximately 40 are living…

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Today was a beautifully sunny day. We boarded a new bus this morning. We were sad to see Gunther go and especially sad to see the cleanliness of this new bus. I’d say there’s a good chance that it may not have been vacuumed in the…

Roosters in the church (and Fr. James wins big)

We made the journey from Germany to Belgium today. Not unlike Germany, the part of Belgium we drove through was full of dense forests. Unlike Germany, many cows in pastures dotted the countryside. The drive went pretty quickly and it was a beautiful day to watch…

Swooned by Ulrich

I knew that this trip was going to be great but it’s truly turning out to be more enlightening and inspiring than I expected. Our experience at Roggenburg yesterday and particularly today has really left an impression on me. This morning we met Ulrich for a…

Arrival at Roggenburg

This morning we left Straubing and toured two of the rural churches that the confrères of Windberg Abbey serve. The first was the church of St. Petera, a Romanesque church surrounded by a cemetery. The gravestones were very old and when we walked in the church,…

Germany here we come!

I said I would report on the accommodations at Schlägl and I’m happy to say that the beds at Schlägl were very comfortable. I think the down comforters they had should be required at all hotels. Our first item of business today was breakfast as a…

I found St. Norbert already

We started the morning with breakfast at the hotel before boarding the bus. The breakfast spread included hot dogs, which I thought was pretty interesting. When the bus arrived, I was surprised at how nice it was. Gunther, the bus driver, has it stocked full of…

Chicken schnitzel anyone?

What a great night one! This afternoon we all gathered in a room at the hotel for Mass which was offered by Fr. Xavier Colavechio. This was the first time all 24 of us were gathered together. I have to say that It’s the first time…

Hello Prague

3 airplane movies and 24 hours later, I’ve finally made it to Prague.  When I arrived to the airport in Prague late this morning, a shuttle service was waiting at the airport for me and whisked me away to my hotel. On the way to the…