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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…

A journey within, Rebekka van den Brink

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Text and photos: Rebekka van den Brink There I was in front of the Stevenskerk in Nijmegen. So here I would have to register as a pilgrim of The Walk of Wisdom (WoW). This was my starting point and also my end point. But the church was closed.…

Mariette’s Walk of Wisdom, ‘becoming one’.

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Text: Mariëtte While walking, I started looking for myself to overcome things. The Walk Of Wisdom fitted in well. I walked the trek in two parts, first 41/2 days and then after a two-week break in between 4 days. I didn't know if I would…

On the way to wisdom on the Walk of Walkdom (8): Jan van Hooff

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Jan van Hooff By Klaas Drupsteen When are you wise? How do you become it and what does it actually do for you? In the TV program 'On the Way to Wisdom' of Omroep Gelderland I went looking for answers to those questions. I walked the Walk…

Nancy’s Walk of Wisdom, ‘Always with me’.

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Someone asked me the question, "Is the Walk of Wisdom not for you?" After I mentioned somewhere that I had to attend another funeral, the umpteenth this year, and that I really didn't like it anymore. Walk of Wisdom....?? That's how it…

Toos, the oldest volunteer of the Walk of Walk of Wisdom

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Volunteer Toos This is the oldest and youngest volunteer of the Walk of Wisdom. It is always a lot of work to have all the starter kits ready for the pilgrims to send and we do that with a lot of volunteers.One makes the laces, the other…

From the archive: Great rivers, great influence

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Background story on the high tide at the start of the route in mid-February. Photo: aerial view of the Waal near Winssen on 26 July 2004 (water level 9.00 meter +NAP at Lobith) The catchment area of the Waal near Nijmegen is currently 10 times…

“I believe in simplicity, not uniformity” (pilgrim Francis Happe)

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Jeroen van Zuylen visits special locations on the route of the Walk of Wisdom on behalf of our Walk of Wisdom. Places where people have felt at home, feel at home, and want to talk about it to their heart's content. He does his first interview…

Travelogue silent walk Ravenstein-Wijchen

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Wishing fireball, ball 5 card 24 in Wijchen Due to corona, September 26 was the last silent walk in the series 'The Walk of Wisdom in a year around'. This group walk was some time ago, but is still fresh in my memory, Rob van Sprang. It was…