Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Matthias Vanden Elsen, O. Praem.

Vanden Elsen
, 1879

Death: July 8, 1957

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Matthias Vanden Elsen was born in Holland, vested in Berne Abbey in 1888 and ordained a priest in 1894.  The following year he came to America and taught at St. Norbert College.  He composed numerous works of sacred music.  While in retirement at St. Norbert Abbey, he died on Monday, July 8, 1957 at the age of 87. 

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