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Fin de pèlerinage de Notre-Dame - Walcourt - Belgique
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter
N 50° 15.079 E 004° 25.901
31U E 602066 N 5567554
Quick Description: [FR] Un labyrinthe en pavés sur le côté sud ouest de la Basilique Saint-Materne de Walcourt. [EN] A paved labyrinth on the southwestern side of the Saint-Materne de Walcourt Basilica.
Location: Namur, Belgium
Date Posted: 8/5/2019 10:11:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM112KW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 3

Long Description:
[FR]

"Le labyrinthe est l'aboutissement d'un pèlerinage puisque c 'est l'étape la plus importante et surement la plus mystique.

Le pèlerin le parcourt en priant, parfois à genoux, en essayant d'arriver au centre, censé représenter Dieu ou le paradis. Le labyrinthe est l'image de la vie, de ses difficultés, faits d'approches, de voies sans issues et d'un seul chemin vers Dieu.

Le labyrinthe, représenté ici, à plusieurs entrées, symbolisant les naissances des hommes, puis un chemin commun montrant que tous les humains ont la même possibilité d'accéder au ciel mais un seul parcours les y amènera ; c'est celui des vertus.

Le labyrinthe a été conçu pour rappeler qui depuis plus de 1000 ans, les pèlerins viennent prier à Walcourt.

En 1329 en reconnaissance de l’intervention de la Vierge Marie lors d’une épidémie de peste qui ravage la ville une procession est organisée qui circule à travers toute la seigneurie de Walcourt. C’est la première marche qui deviendra plus tard le Grand tour de la Trinité."

[EN]

"The labyrinth is the culmination of a pilgrimage since it is the most important and probably the most mystical stage.

The pilgrim travels through it praying, sometimes on his knees, trying to reach the centre, supposed to represent God or paradise. The labyrinth is the image of life, of its difficulties, made of approaches, dead ends and a single path to God.

The labyrinth, represented here, with several entrances, symbolizing the births of men, then a common path showing that all humans have the same possibility of accessing the sky but only one path will bring them there; it is that of virtues.

The labyrinth was designed to remind us that for more than 1000 years, pilgrims have been coming to pray in Walcourt.

In 1329, in recognition of the intervention of the Virgin Mary during a plague epidemic that ravaged the city, a procession was organized that circulated throughout the seigneury of Walcourt. It is the first step that will later become the Great Trinity Tower."

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Availability: Public

Status: Permanent

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor

Location:
Place de l'Hôtel de ville
Walcourt, Wallonie Belgique
5650


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