In our modern world, Norbertine involvement in Christian faith and action involves spreading the word of God by:
Preaching the Word of God in Norbertine houses, parishes, educational institutions, and here on the internet,
Participating in, and where possible leading, in appropriate reform efforts and transitions throughout the Catholic Church,
Promoting Christian unity of purpose through our example of a unified community of canons, brothers and sisters,
Being involved in an aggressive and empathetic outreach to those less fortunate wherever they may be,
Parish ministry, both in our own parishes and assisting diocesan clergy,
Missions to remote communities in need of hearing the Good News,
Teaching in, and operating educational institutions,
Opening Norbertine Houses to the laity and inviting their witnessing of, and participation in our communities,
We even have medical professionals, social workers, educators, scientists, scholars, and government lawmakers!
By doing this, we become part of the “Living Gospel” in many ways - through educating, serving, assisting, organizing, counseling, advising, fixing, creating, delivering, building, moving, removing and praying. There is a purpose and a cause for every thing under heaven – and Norbertines live this purpose every day!
Norbertine Sisters also contribute greatly. Their constant prayer acts as a fundamental and very needed spiritual encouragement to all. In addition, they fulfill their call to action in the areas of teaching, nursing, giving of retreats and religious instruction, care of the poor, pastoral-parish care, catering, sewing, farming, and working in missions.
Lay Associates also live this purpose. Associates assist their own Norbertine Communities and the greater community at large in a variety of ways:
Being a living example of the "Good Christian Life",
By prayer of the Divine Office at the Abbey or House,
Personal family prayer on a daily/frequent basis,
More active involvement in Parish and Diocesan activities,
Group and individual activities on behalf of their own (or another) Norbertine house,
Involvement with or membership in Catholic/Church-wide organisations (Catenian Association, Knights of St. Columba, Knights of Columbus, etc.),
Promoting Christian unity of purpose through example and involvement,
Being involved in outreach to those less fortunate
Each of these ministries is a Christian commitment by the Norbertine involved. This commitment calls to us, and as such is part of our wider spiritual vocation.