This is our stunning Saint Norbert before the Crucified Christ Plaque. Saint Norbert of Xanten (1080-1134) founded in Premontre, France a community of Augustinian canons which later became known as Norbertines or Premonstratensians. This bronze plaque is an ideal gift for a birthday, confirmation, for Christmas (a great “stocking stuffer”), and on the feast day of St. Norbert, June 6th.
A Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
This plaque comes in two sizes: medium (p169m – 3.75 x 3 inches), and large (p1113g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque can be hung on any wall in the office or at home with ease. This plaque – conceived and realized in Germany by a master bronze-smith of world renown – will make a most appropriate gift for that special “Norbert” in your life!
From Lax Cleric to Fervent Reformer
Early in his clerical career, St. Norbert of Xanten was anything but a reformer of the church! He actually enjoyed an extremely cushy and carefree existence as a church “professional” – a life that really demanded nothing of him and yet rewarded him generously for all his non-labors. St. Norbert’s own “road to Damascus” experience (literally being knocked off his horse just as St. Paul had been) lead to his transformation into one of the Church’s great reformers. On this solid bronze plaque he is depicted with his fellow Premonstratensians venerating the Crucified Christ. St. Norbert was once said, during the celebration of Mass, to have drunk in a poisonous spider so as not to profane the Precious blood. The spider eventually crawled out through his nose! (Was drinking the spider St. Norbert’s only option? Go to the History/Story tab to find out.)