Location on South Colonnade

140. St. Norbert
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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St Norbert - Founder Statue






















St. Norbert
Born - c.1080
Died - 6 June 1134

Feastday - 6 June
Canonized - 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII

Statue created - c.1670-1673
Documents recorded in the final period of the works, from March to July 1673, show payments to Morelli for three statues, and indicate that St Gallicanus and St Norbert were the last two to be installed on the curved sections.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
This can attributed to Morelli based on the formal characteristics found on St Louis Bertrand (139)

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The statue was mistakenly thought to be St Francis Borgia. St Norbert is represented in priestly robes with his left hand on his chest, and the other holding a monstrance.

St. Norbert was a nobleman of Xanten in Germany. After almost dying from a fall off his horse in 1115, he became an itinerant preacher, whereupon he founded the first monastery of his new order of monastic canons, the Premonstratensian. He was made archbishop of Magdeburg under obedience


Saint on the end of
South Colonnade

140. Norbert

Saints on the end of
South Colonnade

140. Norbert

139. Theobald

138. Theodore


The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore


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