Every first and third Saturday of the month there is a goodbye ceremony for pilgrims. The ceremony is not related to a religion. Every first Saturday the ceremony is a mostly silent circumbulation in the Stevenskerk. Every third Saturday there is also music and space to voice a personal intention for your pilgrimage. For dates for future ceremonies see here.
Pilgrim book of hours
Every pilgrim who finishes the Walk of Wisdom, can send a page for the selection of our pilgrim book of hours.
The first book appeared at our opening in 2015: Seasons of life: a contemporay pilgrim book of hours. Well-known and inspiring people wrote a page about an important experience in their lives, accompanied by modern miniatures from living artists around universal topics.
The second book of hours is expected in the year 2020 and will be made up from a selection of pilgrims who completed the Walk of Wisdom route.
Image: Constellation by Marjoke Schulten one of the miniatures. Publisher: Intermedi-Art Kunstzaken.
Inspired by the website ditgeeftzin.nl , we have a route-camera circulating. Pilgrims can take one picture of a place or situation which is important for them during the Walk, and then leave it at one of our stops to be collected by a next pilgrim.
We invite every pilgrim to use their own camera in this way; not just to snap pictures, but to wait and feel a place or situation to make the picture express something special to them. More about the route-camera.