St. Norbert was born circa 1080 in Xanten, Germany. He joined the Benedictines as a career move while working for Emperor Henry V. However, he started taking his vows seriously after a near-death experience. Later, he began a religious order which later became known as the Norbertines. St. Norbert reformed members of the clergy in his area, and he helped heal the schism in the church. He died in 1134 in Germany. St. Norbert is patron saint of peace.