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Saint Norbert (1080–1134)

Saint Norbert (1080–1134)

Patron saint of the Czech Republic and of Magdeburg; invoked during childbirth for safe delivery

Feast day: June 6

Saint Norbert of the Rhineland was knocked off his horse and had an epiphany. He “became a sincere penitent, gave away all of his property to the poor, established the Order of Premonstratensians, and accepted the dignity of the Archbishop.” (From Saints Passionate and Peculiar [Saint Mary’s Press])

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