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“This book is not facebook: you can put everything in here”

Halfway along the route is a beautiful chapel. Not the most beautiful part of the route, but that chapel works wonders. You can take shelter from the rain and from the sun. You can eat your sandwich or drink your own coffee or tea. There…

The story of the departure ceremony (12): ‘Turn around’

Every first Saturday of the month, a little after sunrise, our departure ceremony is the pilgrim lauds. In the deserted twilight of the Stevens Church in Nijmegen, we walk to a special edition of our first pilgrim book of hours, Seasons of…

A special departure ceremony

Every departure ceremony of the Walk of Wisdom in the Valkhof Chapel, or Nicholas Chapel , is special. Every pilgrim has a different intention to leave and to share that with each other makes it a special, intimate moment. No ceremony is…

The story of the departure ceremony (11): ‘Balance’.

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On the first Saturday of every month, a little after sunrise, one of our departure ceremonies is held: the pilgrim lauds. This month we read from our pilgrim book of hours Seasons of Life a text by Job Cohen, vformer mayor of Amsterdam and…

The story of the departure ceremony (10): ‘truth and reconciliation’.

On the first Saturday of every month, a little after sunrise, one of our departure ceremonies is held: the pilgrim lauds. This month we read a text from our pilgrim book of hours Seasons of Life by Daan Bronkhorst, in-house writer of Amnesty…

Every evening on the Walk of Wisdom: the Sunset March

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Some places lift you above your own story. The Nijmegen bridge the Oversteek - at the end of our route - is such a place. There, at sunset, 48 pairs of lanterns are lit one by one every evening, at the pace of a slow march. It is a tribute…

Nature was there first

If you could give something back to nature, what would it be? The first thing that came to mind was: space, nature came first! This realization grew deep in me during my stay in a caravan near the route in Berg en Dal. Here I had to accept…

Looking for additional host families along the route

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The route of the Walk of Wisdom is busy. It's going very well and of course we're very happy with that. That is why we are looking for additional host families. A lot of pilgrims walk the route in a week in a row and of course you need places…

The story of the departure ceremony (9): ‘Pilgrimage to Love’.

On the first Saturday of every month, a little after sunrise, one of our departure ceremonies is held: the pilgrim lauds. This month we read a text by Fred Matser from our book of hours Seasons of Life . This philanthropist is committed to…

Giving something back to nature: our contribution to the landscape

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Walk of Wisdom, Jan Alers We feel that taking care of nature fits in with being on the road through the landscape as a pilgrim. When we explored Santiago de Compostela in the development phase of our route, we were shocked by all the…