Book of Saints – Norbert

stained glass window of Saint Norbert of Xanten, by Capronnier, Skipton, England; swiped with permission off the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

(Saint) Bishop (June 6) (12th century) Born in Lorraine (A.D. 1080; of a noble family, Saint Norbert for some years led a worldly life at the Court of the Emperor Henry IV. Miraculously converted to God, he founded the Order of Canons Regular, known from the name of their first monastery as Premonstratensians, and later became Archbishop of Magdeburg in Saxony. He revived popular devotion to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar and strenuously resisted the heresies which in his age impugned the Catholic Doctrine of the Real Presence. He died A.D. 1134, famous throughout Europe for his zeal and holiness of life.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Norbert”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 March 2016. Web. 23 February 2019. <>