About Us

Founded by St. Norbert on Christmas night, 1121, in the valley of Premontre, in France, the Order of Canons Regular of Premontre is considered to be one of the great religious families which has moulded the culture of Europe through their work of evangelization and civilization.

Drowing by the Fruit of the Gregorian Reform, the Order of Premontre exemplifies a life style which is both original and traditional: it signals a transition between ancient monasticism and the mendicant orders, places religious life at the service of the priesthood and above all takes as its model the life of the Apostles chosen by Jesus that “they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach” (Mk. 3:14)

The history of the Order, almost nine hundred years long, is still alive and relevant. Political events caused serious setback to the Order which once numbered several hundred abbeys in Western and Central Europe.Neverthless the Order has put forth new growth on new lands. At the dawn of year two thousand, the Order of Premontre is present on five continents and still continues the work begun by St.Norbert.

Within its Abbeys, intense centers of spirituality and culture of liturgies and hospitality, basically open to a world which they seek to transform through the Gospel, the Order of Premontre has accumulated a spiritual and cultural patrimony.

The journey of the sons of St. Norbert which started in the Middle Ages continues to the dawn of the beginning of the third millennium from France to Denmark, from Spain to Central Europe, from the Holy Land to the Americas and from Africa to India.

The rebirth of the Central European Abbeys after the fall of communism is the symbol of a vitality which draws on a great spiritual, cultural and pastoral tradition which has evolved since the foundation of the of the Order through out the vicissitudes of a long history.



Present status of Cannory of Jamtara

St. Norbert Abbey, today has 93 solemn professed confreres/ priests and 67 students in training. The priests are ministering in 11 dioceses (six states) across India, namely, Jabalpur, Indore, Kollam, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Khunti, Sivagangai, Trichy, Thrissur, and Varanasi. They are involved in different Pastoral, educational, developmental, social work, formation and communication.


Some statistics

We have No.
Abbey 01
Dependent Priories 04
Norbertine Juniorate 02
Minor Seminaries 03
Parishes 18
Schools 13
Norbertine Social Work Centres 06
Norbertine Communication Centre 01

  • 10/April
    Rev. Fr. Sabu Thomas O.Praem
  • 18/April
    Rev. Fr. Binod Bage O.Praem
  • 19/April
    Bro. Sylvanus Bur
  • 21/April
    Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Minj O.Praem
  • 24/April
    Rev. Fr. Sojan John O.Praem
  • 28/April
    Bro. Joy Baa