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Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey, Orange County, CA announce plans for new community in Springfield, IL

Centenary Jubilee of the Canonry of Jamtara 1923-2023

Norbertines of Mondaye beginning a new community on the French-Spanish border! God bless you, Brothers!

In 2023 Doksany Sisters will Celebrate 25 years of a Renewal of Religious Life

Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey, Orange County, CA announce plans for new community in Springfield, IL

Dear Abbot General Jos Wouters, O. Praem and Definitors,
Prayerful greetings from St. Norbert Abbey Jamtara, Jabalpur, India!
I wish to inform you that Canonry of Jamtara will be starting its Centenary Jubilee year from 28th October 2022. 100 years of Norbertine Fathers’ presence in India will be completed in 2023. In view of this I wish to share with a brief history of Norbertine Fathers’ presence in India.
Pyrenees: after 200 years of absence, monks return to Sarrance!
Four canons of the Abbey of Mondaye are installed this Sunday, September 4 by Bishop Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, in Notre-Dame de Sarrance, in the Pyrenees. A new breath for this monastery of Premonstratensian tradition since the fourteenth century.
It is an almost obligatory passage between Lourdes and Saint Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pau and Spain. At three hundred meters above sea level, surrounded by Pyrenean peaks, Sarrance is the narrowest place in the valley, irrigated by the Gave d’Aspe. In the center of the village is the abbey dedicated to Notre-Dame. On a human scale, with its parquet floors and its two-storey cloister with wooden balustrades, “it feels like the inn of the three musketeers”, exclaimed the brothers while visiting the abbey for the first time.

A special event took place in Grimbergen Abbey on Friday, December 16, 2022. The Former Scouts from Grimbergen and the ambulance company EMES from Opwijk received an award on behalf of a representative of the Ukrainian government for the delivery of, among other things, 5 ambulances to Ukraine. The driving force behind all this, Father Karel Stautemas of Grimbergen Abbey, received a Ukrainian decoration for commitment and courage for the help provided. The working group looks back on a successful undertaking: more than 60 refugees were brought to Flanders and accommodated; 5 tons of medical equipment and 5 ambulances reached Ukraine; 2 schools were repaired after bomb hits. More than 100,000 euros were raised for Ukraine thanks to individuals, the municipality of Grimbergen, associations, schools from Merchtem and Grimbergen, Steenhuffel, etc…. At an urgent request from Ukraine, a second action is being launched to provide schools with bomb shelters. In the foreseeable future, Father Karel and someone from former scouts will travel from Grimbergen to Ukraine to help coordinate the local relief efforts. 

This year, Doksany celebrates 25 years since the restoration of life of sisters in the monastery and today e.g. 20 years since the consecration of the monastery and monastery chapel. Michael, emeritus abbot of Strahov, came to serve the Holy Mass.

In 2023 Doksany sisters will celebrate 25 years of a renewal of religious life in the monastery. 20 years ago new convent chapel was consecrated.