Father Damien's Crypt, Leuven

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  • This place is quiet, beautiful and peaceful. I can't describe it in any other way. Father Damian has spent his whole life in a Hawaian leper community, contracted the disease himself. This place is hi...  more »
  • The crypt is located in the basement of the St. Anthony Chapel. The history of this church goes back to the 14th century, but because of a thorough renovation in the years ' 60, there are only traces of the original medieval building work. This allows this church do not bend on a unique architecture and also the art objects are limited in number. However, forms the St. Anthony Chapel an interesting place to visit thanks to the figure of Father Damien. Since 1936 rests the body of the ' greatest Belgian ' after all in the austere crypt. The parent chapel contains a permanent exhibition, which on the basis of photographs and text the compelling life story of Joseph De Veuster presents. The Church and crypt are free of charge and open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. The building is located at the Father Damien square and is located between the old market and the Grand Beguinage.
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  • The visit to the grave of this benefactor leaves a deep impression. To all security not only for believers, but also for atheists.
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