Bernard Henry Pennings, Canon Regular of Premontre

© Photographed April 22 and May 25, 2017
De Pere, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.458381, -88.046755
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Here
surrounded by his spiritual sons
lies all that is mortal of
Bernard Henry Pennings
Canon Regular of Premontre

founder of St. Norbert Abbey
Born June 9, 1861 Gemert, Holland
Ordained June 19, 1886 Berne Abbey
Heeswijk, Holland
Blessed first abbot of St. Norbert Abbey
De Pere, Wisconsin, May 27, 1925
Died St. Vincent's Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin
March 17, 1955

This ledger originally marking the grave of Abbot Bernard Henry Pennings in Mount Calvary Cemetery, West De Pere, Wisconsin, was removed and erected here in the Summer of 1959. At the same time the remains of Abbot Pennings and other deceased members of St. Norbert Abbey buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery and elsewhere were exhumed and re-interred here. The body of Abbot Pennings was placed in the crypt of St. Joseph within the Abbey walls. 
By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John XIII - - 35
The marker is located on the grounds of St. Norbert Abbey, in the Abbey cemetery, at 1016 North Broadway, De Pere, Wisconsin 54115.

NOTE: Check the Google Map before heading out to the location; the Abbey grounds are expansive.













Abbott Pennings is buried at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wisconsin.

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