(Norbertines; Canons Regular of Prémontré; in England also called White Canons). Order founded 1120 at Prémontré, near, Laon, Fr., by Norbert*; objects include personal holiness and preaching. Various factors, including secularization, plagues, the Reformation, and the Fr. Revolution, helped keep the order small, but it has grown measurably, esp. in Belg., and is represented in the US with a coll. at West De Pere, Wisconsin.
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