New Catholic Dictionary – Saint 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

Confessor, Archbishop of Magdeburg, founder of the Premonstratensians; born Xanten, Germany, c.1080; died Magdeburg in 1134. He served as almoner to Emperor Henry V for a time; but decided to embrace the religious life. He joined the Benedictines of Siegburg, received Holy Orders, and founded a monastery at Premontre, near Laon. Having given his property to the poor he traveled about France and Netherlands, preaching and combating heresy. As Archbishop of Magdeburg he enforced many valuable reforms. Canonized, 1582. Relics at Prague. Feast, Roman Calendar, 6 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Norbert”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 2 March 2021. <>