„The heroes of the Church can assist us in our lives. They were no ‘photocopied Christians’; rather, each one was original, irreplaceable and without parallel! The Church of today does not need part time Catholics. She needs full-blooded Christians!” (John Paul II, June 21, 1998, at the Beatification of James Kern).
Spurred on by this ideal, the web page that you just opened is for the sake
of informing and uniting, on a worldwide scale, the Norbertine confreres, sisters,
friends of the Order, and all those who honor our Saints, Blesseds and Servants
of God. An important step toward the “rediscovery” of the saints
of our Order was the Hagiologion published by my zealous predecessor, Fr. Donatian
De Clerck (German 1999/ 2014, Dutch 2001, Czech 2003, French 2005 and English
still in preparation). As a further step in this direction, I would like to
offer inspiration for the spiritual life and the celebration of the Liturgy.
Finally, I sincerely request your prayers for our Order and its processes of beatification and canonization!
Gratefully yours in our Holy Father Norbert
Fr. Dr. Gabriel Wolf OPraem
Vital Van den Bruel (1890-1897): B. Hroznata
Hubert Noots (1927): B. Hugo de Fosses
Hugo Lamy (1937-1947)
Augustinus Huber (1948-1954)
Hugo Marton (1954-1975): S. Hermannus-Jos.
Norbert Calmels (1975-1982)
Emiel De Roover (1982-1992)
Donatian De Clerck (1992-2003): B. Jacobus Kern
Gabriel Wolf (inde a 2003): B. Petrus Hadrianus Toulorge
Angelus Amato SDB (natus die 8 Iunii 1938 Melfae in provincia Bariensis, Italia) Praefectus Congregationis de Causis Sanctorum Cardinalis creatus a Benedicto Papa XVI in Consistorio die 20 Novembris 2010.
Ad multos annos!