Many Seminarians are studying sacred art

Kloster - Jerichow Relic Dog

900 years of Premontre:
Beautiful handmade vestments

The Norbertine Order commemorates this year that they were founded 900 years ago, in 1121. Already in the year 1134, the abbey of Berne was founded and is thus the oldest exsisting monastery community in the Netherlands. The abbey of Berne has been established in Heeswijk since 1857.

Father Peregrine spends time working on painting. Many seminarians are becoming experts in sacred art.


“Sacred art is true and beautiful when its form corresponds to its particular vocation: evoking and glorifying, in faith and adoration, the transcendent mystery of God—the surpassing invisible beauty of truth and love visible in Christ, who “reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature,” in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” This spiritual beauty of God is reflected in the most holy Virgin Mother of God, the angels, and saints. Genuine sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, Creator and Savior, the Holy One and Sanctifier.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church

Fr. Anselm Keefe was known for many attributes during his years as a Premonstratansian priest. Two of his attributes that may not be as well known are that Fr. Keefe served in military service and that he was credited with having a species of mosquito named after him. 

While in the Pacific theatre, he is credited with discovering a new species of mosquito that was officially named after him: aedes keefei.  He also collected and cataloged specimens of plant life from all of his travels.

Anselm wrote many articles for scientific publications throughout his life, even while he was overseas serving in the military.

The Biologist

The Scientific Monthly

The American Biology Teacher

The Catholic Educational Review

**Camo pants & combat boots**

In the early Christian churches, officers and leaders, like their congregations, wore the normal dress of civil life in the Greco-Roman world, although with an expectation that the clothing should be clean and pure during holy observances. From the 4th century onward, however, modifications began to be made to the form of the garments, and as secular fashions changed from the 6th century the church retained the original forms of their garments, although with separate development and with regional variations. The Catholic churches had essentially established their final forms in the 13th century.

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