On Saturday 8/10/2022 the celebration started with the unveiling of an information board on the Kartuizerstraat that refers to the restored memorial stone at the back of the church wall.
Mayor Jurgen Soetens outlined the history of this best-preserved Carthusian church in Belgium, which was built on the site of the medieval church and whose foundation stone was laid on 23 July 1722 by Prior Bruno Van Damme.
After this short ceremony, a Gregorian Eucharistic celebration, presided over by EH Babylon and Deacon De Wael, continued. The Gregorian chants were performed by four “Carthuanian monks”.
It was a bit of a shame that we didn’t get to hear the mass completely in Latin, but all in all it was worth attending. And that’s probably how everyone present in the, for this occasion, overcrowded church felt about it.
After this impressive worship service, the Lierd municipal council offered a reception with Carthusian beer in café De Kartuizer on the small square next to the church.
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