St. Norbert was born to a German noble family he loved the things of the world, but when he was riding on his horse he was struck by lightning. He had a conversion and became a priest. He gave everything he had to the poor and opened abbeys. He was made an archbishop at age 53. Norbert did a lot of work to heal the church in this time. He worked to identify the true Pope in controversy and obtained Church support from the emperor.