New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Norbert

[Saint Norbert]
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. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 August 2013. Web. 1 November 2014. <>