De Pere Norbertines elect new abbot, seventh of orders history

The Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey has elected Dane Joseph Radecki, O. Praem., as the seventh abbot in its 125-year history. Abbot Radecki was elected for a term of nine years and begins his term immediately.

Fifty-three priests, brothers and seminarians are attached to the abbey, whose members can be found in houses in De Pere, Chicago, and Raymond, Mississippi. The Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey sponsor St. Norbert College (SNC), De Pere; Notre Dame de la Baie Academy (NDA), Green Bay; the Norbertine Volunteer Community, and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality. The Norbertine community also staffs several parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay, including St. Norbert College Parish, De Pere; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere; St. Willebrord Parish, Green Bay; and Holy Cross Parish Family, Green Bay, Wis. Sacramental assistance also is given to other parishes, hospitals and nursing homes in the diocese.

Abbot Radecki, the son of Richard Radecki and Theresa (Villeneuve) Radecki, is a native of Pulaski, Wisconsin, where his family continues to reside. He has one sister, Lori Hudson (Roger), and two brothers, Rodney Radecki (Cheryl) and the late Jeffrey Radecki.
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  1. You don't have to publish this....but does this mean that St Norb's may once again be Catholic?

    1. Well when we look over to these guys... ... how to I say this politely.....

    2. The Orange County Norbies are .....different.....from the DePere Norbies. VERY different


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