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The story of the departure ceremony (3): ‘Autumn’.

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'Autumn' by Gerrie Dobbelaer During the Departure Ceremony/Pilgrim's Lauds of the Walk of Wisdom on October 3 in the Stevenskerk in Nijmegen, volunteer, coordinator, Manja Bente read the text by Martin Pieterse. The text for each Departure…
short manual for the modern pilgrim

Our little guide to the modern pilgrim is out!

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We are proud to present our little guide for the modern pilgrim. An invitation to make something of your pilgrimage. Available for free We hope that this manual can contribute to personal reflection and/or beautiful encounters. That's why…

A travelogue of the Silence Walk from Nederasselt to Ravenstein

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On August 29, 2020, there was another silent walk in the series 'The Walk of Walk of Wisdom in a year around'. The group walk went from Nederasselt to Ravenstein. Vivian Cremers guided the walk, together with Rob van Sprang. Vivian had picked…

The story of the Departure Ceremony (2): ‘You miss more than you experience’

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Miniature by artist Judith Krebbekx During the Departure Ceremony/Pilgrim's Lauds of the Walk of Wisdom on September 5 in the Stevenskerk in Nijmegen, volunteer Ivan Beemster read a text. From poet Jaap Robben this time. The text for each…

Walk of Wisdom: We Have Germinated in the Earth

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By Manja Bente, co-coordinator of the Walk of Wisdom On June 21, the Walk of Wisdom celebrated its 5th anniversary. We are now 6,400 pilgrims further. As a foundation, we have undergone a major development in recent years. We, Damiaan Messing…

Hostesses and hostesses wanted for the pilgrim monastery Emmaus in Velp

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Pilgrims of the Walk of Wisdom have a number of favorite places to stay on the route. And the Emmaus Monastery, the oldest Capuchin monastery in the Netherlands (from 1645), in Velp near Grave is one of them. Do you live close to that monastery?…

The Story of the Departure Ceremony (1): ‘Gratitude’

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Last Saturday, during the Departure Ceremony at sunrise of the Walk of Wisdom , Sytske Zwart read a text from the book 'Seasons of Life', a contemporary book of hours and pilgrims. It was the text 'Gratitude', written by Paul van Tongeren,…

Little paradise where the chickens have names

Interview with Nathalie Roovers, owner of a guesthouse for pilgrims near Ravenstein. On Saturday 26 September, Nathalie will lead the seventh silent walk in our series 'the Walk of Wisdom in a year round'. She introduces the participants…

Pioneer Damien leaves (and says goodbye with a bunch of walks)

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A dew walk, a full moon walk and a party walk. Pioneer of the Walk of Walk of Wisdom Damiaan Messing leaves and celebrated completely coronaproof with three farewell walks and drinks. That drink on June 21 was also the 5th birthday party of…

There’s something for you on the route

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Damiaan Messing, pioneer of the Walk of Wisdom, also walks the walk himself once a year. In June, during the departure ceremony in the Valkhof Chapel, he told about an experience he had in 2017. "There's something for you on the route."…