Pilgrimage

Centuries-old tradition lives on : pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

When the pilgrimage from Sint-Kwinten in Leuven to Our Lady of Peace and Concord in Basse-Wavre was undertaken for the first time in 1653, it was as an expression of gratitude after the last plague epidemic that struck Leuven two years earlier.

Pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

 

Thousands of men, women, and children have gone before us over the centuries, and even more prayers have been addressed to Our Lady of Peace and Concord, for so many spoken and unspoken intentions.

Pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

When the pilgrimage stopped at the beginning of the 1970s, this was not its definitive end, because four years ago, under the impulse of Dean Dirk De Gendt, this pilgrimage was restored to its former glory, only now pilgrims from all over the world take part.

Pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

What a privilege to spend a day together with so many others talking, praying, and walking through the beautiful landscape between Leuven and Basse-Wavre.

Pilgrimage from Leuven to Basse-Wavre

‘Pilgrimage’ encompasses everything our faith community stands for: liturgy, evangelisation, community building, and diakonia.

Especially during this month of May, dedicated to Our Lady, the pilgrimage takes on even deeper meaning.
You can only experience this deep meaning if you participate with an open heart and spirit, venturing on a journey, together with many others, from the past and the present … coming to know and love Jesus better, through Mary, and by extension coming to love our fellow human beings more deeply.
Come and see…
Jesus turned around and, seeing that they were following Him, asked them, “What do you desire?” They said to Him, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come with me and see” (John 1:38-39).
Everyone is warmly invited to take part in this walking pilgrimage on Saturday 11 May 2019.
 

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