Tag Archive for: pilgrim stories

My pilgrimage path – the Walk of Wisdom by Yvonne Derks

Yvonne Derks walked the Walk of Wisdom as pilgrim 668 back in 2017. For reasons that we can only now see her report. We are happy to post it. Do you also have a report of your trip? Feel welcome and email us at [email protected] "All…

A tattoo as a memory – report by Willie van Gurp

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"Hello lovely people of the Walk...." Willie van Gurp from Zwolle registered as the 15,048th pilgrim this summer. Afterwards, he emailed us this heartwarming report. With the touching announcement that he had the symbol of the Walk of Wisdom…

Greetje Kuiken: Walk of Wisdom and Compassion

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The Walk of Wisdom gradually became a "Walk of Wisdom and Compassion" for Greetje Kuiken. She wrote the report below about her 2023 journey. Text and photos by Greetje Kuiken. In April '22 I had surgery for a tumor in my spinal cord. Motivated…

Walking takes me exactly where I want to be (report by Mirjam de Bont)

I walk through the green surroundings, on the springy ground. Breathe pure air and enjoy.

Nice report by Francine Postma in the Libelle

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Nice article by Francine Postma about her Walk of Walk of Wisdom in the new issue of the Libelle: "Last year, I turned 50, and I had been kind of leaning towards that. Fifty sounds so serious and mature. I had thought I would feel the same…
Rob van Sprang

Rob van Sprang: the miracle of germination

Rob van Sprang was co-coordinator of the Walk of Wisdom for almost 3 years. He took his leave in early March to prepare for a long writing retreat. As a farewell, he walked the Walk of Wisdom and wrote a story about "germination". Germination…
Ooijpolder

Report of our 13,538th pilgrim: Wendy Hermsen

Nijmegen - Kranenburg Day 1 I walked from Nijmegen to Kranenburg. It was 32 km. What a beautiful route this was. In the ooipolder I saw a deer and two hares ran behind each other. The birds whistled lustily. What a silence there was around…
Rachel de Vries van Banda

The Walk of Wisdom in 10 haikus – by pilgrim Rachel

How nice: we received a first submission in response to our annual theme Germination. It belongs to Rachel de Vries van Banda from The Hague on the occasion of her 'walk of wisdom' in March 2023. Would you also like to submit a report or submission?…

Henri Bos: Via ad cogitandum – The road to reflection (report)

Henri Bos walked the Walk of Wisdom this summer and wrote the report below. Latin, always does well. Am I speaking that? No, but as always, Google is your friend, in more ways than one. The way to contemplation. I am not a social animal…
Stefan van Dierendonck

A writer on the road: Stefan van Dierendonck

In August 2022, writer and former priest Stefan van Dierendonck walked the Walk of Wisdom in seven days. At the end of each day, he sent a 'pop-up newsletter' of his day trip to people who had signed up for it. A skeptical, but benevolent reacquaintance…