Norbertine Associates


Local Volunteer, Norbertine Associate Wins Statewide Award

Norbertine Associate Paula Rieder (left) receives the Wisconsin Heroes Award | Photo courtesy Meg Deem, The Volunteer Center of Brown County

Norbertine Associate Paula Rieder (left) receives the Wisconsin Heroes Award | Photo courtesy Meg Deem, The Volunteer Center of Brown County

On Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey, Norbertine Associate Paula Rieder received the Wisconsin Heroes Award, presented by Wisconsin’s First Lady Tonette Walker.

Rieder was recognized as “an individual who is creating real and sustainable change for those experiencing homelessness.”

For additional information, visit The Volunteer Center of Brown County’s website.

In the News

Wisconsin Heroes Awards Recipients: 2017 Winner
The Volunteer Center of Brown County

Local volunteer Paula Rieder wins Wisconsin Heroes Award
December 15, 2017
“The Green Bay Press-Gazette”

New Norbertine Associate President “Thankful for the Opportunity to Serve”

Nancy Jakups

Nancy Jakups

As seen in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Abbey Magazine (page 17)

In August 2017, Nancy Jakups was elected president of the Norbert Associates of St. Norbert Abbey, assuming the role from previous president Michael Hermans.

As residents of De Pere, Nancy and her husband Steve are no strangers to the Norbertine community. In addition to being Norbertine Associates since 2012, they are long-time parishioners at St. Norbert College Parish, liturgical ministers at the abbey, and actively involved at St. Norbert College, where Steve serves as senior director of campus safety.

Nancy is thankful for the opportunity to serve. She is looking forward to raising awareness about who the Norbertine Associates are and what they do, and increasing the community outreach and service they provide on behalf of the abbey and the Norbertines—all while providing servant leadership to a faithful and fun-filled group of associates.

On a personal note, Nancy spends her days working in operations management at Foth, an engineering and consulting firm in De Pere. In her free time she enjoys sports, spontaneous road trips, and spending time with family and friends.

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Get to know the Norbertine Associates of St. Norbert Abbey! If you feel called to became a Norbertine Associate of St. Norbert Abbey, e-mail usinquire, or apply online.


4th English-Speaking Norbertine Associate Gathering

August 3, 2017

During the weekend of July 13-17, 2017, Norbertine Associates from Norbertine abbeys across the country gathered together for their fourth English-speaking conference at St. Norbert College and St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere. Highlights of the event included presentations, discussions, and liturgies, as well as building friendships with fellow associates.

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  • Deo Gratias
    Gratitude to the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey
    By Nancy Santamaria
    Formation Director, Norbetine Associates, Daylesford Abbey

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