Saint Norbert of Xanten

Saint Norbert of Xanten

Birth
Gennep, Gennep Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Death 6 Jun 1134 (aged 53–54)
Magdeburg, Stadtkreis Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Burial Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Memorial ID 6824588 · View Source
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Nobleman who underwent conversion to Christianity after he survived when the horse was riding was struck by lightning - this incident is often depicted on the pulpits of churches associated with the Premonstratensian order which he founded. Became Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1126, and was originally buried there until his remains were transferred in 1627 to the church of his order at Strahov, just outside Prague. He was canonised in 1582, and his feast day is 6th June.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 5 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6824588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Norbert of Xanten (1080–6 Jun 1134), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6824588, citing Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie, Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .