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Saint Norbert of Xanten

Saint Norbert of Xanten (c. 1080–6 June 1134) was a Christian saint and founder of the Norbertines or Premonstratensian order of canons.Norbert was born at Gennep on the Maas but grew up and was educated in Xanten on the left bank of the Rhine, near Wesel. His father, Heribert, Count of Gennep, was related to the imperial house of Germany and the house of Lorraine. Ordained as subdeacon, Norbert was appointed to a canonry at Xanten. Soon after, he was summoned to the court of Frederick of Cologne and later to that of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, whose almoner he became.In 1115, Norbert founded the Abbey of Fürstenberg [disambiguation needed], endowed it with a portion of his property and made it over to Cono of Siegburg and his Benedictine successors. He was ordained priest soon afterward and preached in France and Belgium.
Attributes:Habit of a Norbertine, monstrance, devil at his feet
Patronage:Bohemia; diocese of Magdeburg, Germany; peace