Erfgoeddag (Heritage Day) on 23 April 2017

The basilica of Our Lady of Consolation takes part on  the Heritage Day 2017 organized by the national government. It will be open to the public the whole day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Volunteer guides are available on that day to explain and answer your questions. Old mantles of Our Lady and valuable church vestments will be on display, only on that day. A short documentary film will be also shown to those interested. 


Visit of Fr. General Saverio Cannistra, OCD

The Sisters welcomed Father General and Fr. Jonas at the enclosure door.
This was on 19 March 2017, the eve of the Solemnity of St Joseph.
He came to Belgium mainly for the 400 year celebration of the existence of our Carmelite Friars. But every general whom comes to Belgium never failed to visit the oldest still-existing community of Carmelite nuns in the world.

Venerating the ancient and miraculous image of Our Lady of Consolation

A tour around the monastery garden

A visit in the Troostbasilica
Looking up at the bronze image above the entrance of the basilica
Celebrating the Holy Eucharist with the community
Looking at some ancient books in our archives

Reading a bull with the signature of our holy founder,
Blessed John Soreth
Looking at some important archive documents

Signing the Gulden "Guest" Book
A souvenir pose before Fr. General and Fr. Jonas, OCD, left for Sweden.

Thank you very much, Fr. General and Fr Jonas, for your valuable visit to our community!
We look forward to your next visit...