Students from the Atheneum van Vilvoorde

On March 14, 8 high school students from the Atheneum van Vilvoorde with their religion teacher, Els, came to visit the "Troost" Carmel. They wanted to know more about our life. The dvd about the Troost was shown to the group, afterwhich they asked questions based on it and what they have read beforehand in our website. They sang songs at the beginning and end of their visit to the accompaniment of the guitar. They prayed and sang before the image of Our Lady of Consolation before finally having this souvenir pose.

The commuity with Godfried Cardinal Danneels

The whole community having a souvenir pose with His Eminence, Godfried Cardinaal Danneels, at the end of our very beautiful retreat. The Cardinal led us deeper into the mysteries of our faith by delving into the Life of Jesus, as recorded by the evangelist, St. Luke. His insights were very deep and high yet simple to understand. How he could easily relate a gospel episode with a text in the Old Testament and then relate it to the present situation in Belgium, was really remarkable! We could not hzlp but sing God's praises and mercy for the graces of the retreat and for sending us a holy guide, one who has followed the path trodden first by Our Lord and meant for all Christians.