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Saint Norbert of Xanten

You will never enjoy the sweetness of a quiet prayer unless you shut your mind to all worldly desires and temporal affairs.

    Facts about St. Norbert of Xanten

  • Norbert was born in 1080 to a noble family in Rhineland, Germany.
  • He lived a worldly life until he almost died in a thunderstorm. He heard the Lord asking him to turn from evil and do good.
  • Norbert gave all that he had to the poor. He founded a religious order and eventually became a zealous bishop.