Thursday, May 05, 2005

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Inside the Basilica of St Gertrude of Nivelles

One of the altars shows St Gertrude receiving Communion. Posted by Hello

But she could not receive at this altar anymore, as it has been desecrated by the removal of the relics which are essential to any altar. Posted by Hello

Another pulpit safely stored in a side-chapel, giving it the air of a museum piece and the Basilica the feel of a museum. Would not be used for anything as dangerous as preaching the Catholic Faith. Posted by Hello

A second pulpit in the Basilica. Just by the west door, so will certainly also be never used.  Posted by Hello

And where has St Barbara gone?
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At least this glorious image of St Francis has survived. Posted by Hello

Ascension Day- Belgian style.

Scenes from an Ascension day fair which encircled the Basilica of St Gertrude, Nivelles, Belgium. A haunted house called "Halloween" mocks the towers of the Basilica.  Posted by Hello

And another nearby "attraction"
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Ascension Day

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And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.

And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.

Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come as you have seen him going into heaven.
Acts 1:9-11