Norbert and Early Norbertine Spirituality.Norbert and Early Norbertine Nor´bert`ine
n. 1. See Premonstrant.
See also: Catholicism Spirituality
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Norbert (ca. 1080-1134) met staunch resistance in his attempt to reform the clergy in his native Xanten, and founded a religious community in France. His establishment became the beginning of a successful order, the Canons Regular of Premontre, also known as the Premonstratensians or Norbertines. Though Norbert himself left no writings, his followers followers
see dairy herd. created a wealth of texts in their efforts to reform the clergy. Norbert and Early Norbertine Spirituality gathers a cross-section of these writings, as part of "The Classics of Western Spirituality" series published by Paulist Press. Included are the "Apologetic Letter" of Anselm of Havelberg Anselm of Havelberg (c.1100-1158) was a German bishop and statesman, and a secular and religious ambassador to Constantinople. He was a Premonstratensian, a defender of his order , excerpts from "Miracles of St. Mary of Laon" by Herman of Tournai, "Life of Godfrey of Cappenberg", "On the Knowledge of Clerics" by Philip of Harvengt, and more. Flawlessly flaw·less
Being entirely without flaw or imperfection. See Synonyms at perfect.
flawless·ly adv. translated, Norbert and Early Norbertine Spirituality succinctly suc·cinct
adj. suc·cinct·er, suc·cinct·est
1. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style.
2. captures the essence of a religious movement's faith, in the words of its own believers, and is an excellent primary source for Christian studies shelves.