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Bernard Henry Pennings

Canon Regular of Premontre

 
 
Bernard Henry Pennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 28, 2015
1. Bernard Henry Pennings Marker
Inscription.
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
 
Erected 1959 by St. Norbert Abbey.
 
Location. 44° 27.497′ N, 88° 2.792′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from North Broadway Street (State Highway 57), on the left when traveling south
Detail of carving on marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 28, 2015
2. Detail of carving on marker
Diligamus invicem is Latin for "love one another," which comes from the Bible verse on the bottom of the stone.
. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of St. Norbert Abbey. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1016 North Broadway Street, De Pere WI 54115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Pillars (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Marquette–Jolliet (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Rapides des Peres (approx. one mile away); The Catholic Bark Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Menomineeville, Seat of Justice (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heritage Hill State Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Norbert College & The Packers (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in De Pere.
 
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Bernard Henry Pennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 28, 2015
3. Bernard Henry Pennings Marker
Bernard Henry Pennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 28, 2015
4. Bernard Henry Pennings Marker
St. Norbert Abbey is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016.
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