Procession with Relics of St Norbert

Posted June 7, 2016 9:41 pm by Gregory DiPippo

Procession with Relics of St Norbert

Yesterday was the feast of St Norbert, the founder of the Premonstratensian Order, who died in 1134 as archbishop of Magdeburg, in the modern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The city was one of the first to turn Protestant in the 16th-century, and although the relics of the Saint were not profaned, as were those of so many others, it was no longer possible for Catholics to venerate them. During the Thirty Years’ War, however, the abbot of Strahov, the Premonstratensian abbey of Prague, was able to recover them during a temporary Catholic occupation of the area, and bring them to

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