Tag Archives: Nivelles

Twenty Churches in Twenty Days

We visited 20 churches on our trip to Europe last May. Here’s the breakdown by country: Switzerland 4, France 1, Germany 11, Netherlands 1, and Belgium 3. And by denomination: Roman Catholic 12, Lutheran /Evangelical 5, Presbyterian 2, Old Catholic … Continue reading

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Irish Monks and Belgian Beer

Belgians like beer. They have red, white, blonde, amber, brown, pale, dark, fruity, bitter, creamy, leafy, vanilla, peppery, and nutty beers. Some Belgian beers taste like chocolate, some coffee. There’s even one that has a banana taste. There are more … Continue reading

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Touring the Collegiate Church of Sainte Gertrude in Nivelles

After our lunch on Sunday, May 27, 2012 my wife and I walked down the hill with our friend George DeCat to visit the Collegiate Church of Ste Gertrude. The tour we received was entirely in French with George acting … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Charlemagne in Nivelles

I thought we said goodbye to Charlemagne in Aachen when we jumped into Dan Flynn’s Volvo and headed west to Belgium. But Charlemagne’s spirit must have stayed with us to Henri-Chapelle, Verviers, Brussels and all the way to Nivelles when … Continue reading

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Visiting High School Classmates in Belgium

It was my first day in my Sophomore year in high school and we were being seated alphabetically (more or less) and I found myself sitting behind a slender blonde kid named George DeCat. I got to see the back … Continue reading

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