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For nine centuries, the Canons Regular of Prémontré have followed the example of St. Norbert in serving church and society as contemplatives in action. Abbot Bernard Pennings and his confreres brought the Norbertine charism to Wisconsin more than a century ago, and ever since it has nourished the growth and life of our campus community.

The Center for Norbertine Studies strives to explore, in collaboration with Norbertine communities throughout the world, how this precious heritage, so rich in its cultural expression and influence down through the centuries and in today’s diverse global community, can inform and help shape spiritual, intellectual and cultural life on our campus.


Browse the Center for Norbertine Studies Collections:

Annals of St. Joseph

Monasticon and Other Premonstratensian Texts

Music by Norbertine Composers

Projects in Partnership with Information Technology Services

The Communicator

The Wisconsin Diaries of the Rev. Maximilian Gaertner, O.Praem.

Workgroup on Norbertine History in the Low Countries. Proceedings of their meetings.