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also known as 
"The Origins and Spread of 
the Premonstratensians"

Section 1: Table of Contents

SECTION 2 - Introduction 

SECTION 3 - Prologue 

SECTION 4 - Chapters 1-10:

  • Birth, Origin and Secular Life of St. Norbert
  • How the Grace of God Visited Norbert
  • Where and When Norbert Put Off the Old Man and Put On the New
  • The Beginning of Norbert's Preaching
  • Why the Saints Suffer Evil
  • The Constancy of Norbert's Faith
  • Norbert's Persistent Preaching
  • How Norbert Justified Himself When Before the Legate of the Roman Curia
  • How Satan Appeared to Norbert
  • How Norbert Began His Pilgrimage

SECTION 5 - Chapters 11-20: 

  • How Norbert Received His First General Permission to Preach Everywhere
  • How Norbert Came to Valenciennes
  • How Norbert Received One Man at Valenciennes
  • How Norbert Encouraged His Companion
  • How Norbert Brought About Peace at Fosses
  • Two Conflicting Princes
  • Two Other Enemies
  • The Request and Confirmation of Norbert's Preaching
  • How Norbert Came to Prémontré
  • How Norbert Went Out to Gather Companions

SECTION 6 - Chapters 21-30: 

  • The Young Man Whom Satan Tempted
  • The Possessed Girl
  • The Relics Which Norbert Discovered at Cologne
  • How Norbert Determined Profession Was to be Made
  • Voluntary Poverty and Prompt Obedience
  • The Novice Who Fraudulently Joined the Man of God
  • How it Was Shown to One of the Confreres in a Vision Where the Church Should be Built
  • The Construction and Dedication of the Church
  • The Many Temptations of the Confreres
  • The Young Man Who Was Seized by the Devil

SECTION 7 - Chapters 31-40: 

  • The Demoniac Healed at Maastricht
  • The Conversion of Count Godfrey
  • Theobald the Illustrious Count of Blois
  • The Journey to Rome
  • The Demoniac Healed at Viviers
  • The Heretic Tanchelin and Antwerp
  • The Evil Spirit Which Norbert Perceived in the Jug
  • The Wolf Which was Quickly Tamed
  • Another Wolf which Quickly Released a Sheep
  • The Brother Who Wanted to Take Hold of Satan

SECTION 8 - Chapters 41-50: 

  • How Satan Assumed the Likeness of a Bear
  • The Circumstances that Brought Norbert to the Place Where He was Elected Archbishop
  • How Norbert Was Received Into the City
  • How Norbert Gathered What Had Been Dispersed
  • How Norbert Transferred the Canons of St. Mary's
  • The Persecutions Which Norbert Sustained
  • The Cleric Who Wanted to Kill Norbert
  • How Norbert Arranged for a Successor at Prémontré
  • The Open Sedition of the Citizens of Magdeburg
  • The Drunkenness of the People of Magdeburg

SECTION 9 - Chapters 51-54 and Additamenta:

  • 51. How Norbert Was Restored to His See
  • 52. How Norbert Went to Italy
  • 53. The Dispute About Norbert's Burial
  • 54. The Three Visions After Norbert's Death

Additamenta (Additions of the Confreres of Cappenberg):

  • A-I:  What Sort of Person Norbert Was
  • A-II:  Norbert Predicted a Famine for Westphalia
  • A-III:  Norbert Dispelled a Fever by His Word
  • A-IV:  The Regular Way of Life of the Confreres
  • A-V:  The Rule of Blessed Augustine
  • A-VI:  The Lord's Blood Which Appeared on the Paten
  • A-VII:  The Veil of St. Servatius
  • A-VIII:  The Death of a Robber
  • A-IX:  The Warfare Which Norbert Foretold
  • A-X:  Norbert Healed a Demoniac

Poem:  Felix Norbertus