A Glimpse into the Life of Abbot Pennings

For my digital project I chose to focus on the life of Abbot Pennings at St. Norbert College. Abbot Pennings was an abbot at St. Norbert College from 1898 when he founded St. Norbert College until his death/retirement in 1955. He was a leader in the church as well as an educator in the college. During his time at St. Norbert College the fine arts building was named after him and after his time at St. Norbert College a statue was erected in his honor. The fact that Abbot Pennings was honored with a building and statue does not surprise me because Abbot Pennings was extremely influential to St. Norbert College for he was not only dedicated in that he founded that college but also devoted the majority of his lifetime to developing St. Norbert College. (van Stratum)

This collection is mainly comprised of still images of important and noteable events in Abbot Penning's life. My hope for this collection is that more people, including my peers at St. Norbert College, can gain a better sense of the impact and influence Abbot Pennings had on  the St. Norbert College campus as well as the De Pere community. (van Stratum)


Erin Worzalla