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Lent: Weekly meditation on the 'Way of the Cross'

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Deze website is een initiatief van de Z. Titus Brandsmaparochie en is speciaal gericht op jongvolwassenen van 18 tot 35 jaar, oftewel 'de tweede 18 jaar'. Uiteraard is iedereen welkom die geïnteresseerd is!

Contact: pastoraal werker Yuri Saris - yurisaris@gmail.com

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Every catholic church holds paintings or statues that depict the sequence of stations or steps between Jesus' persecution and His crucifixion and entombment. The object of these Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death. It has become one of the most popular devotions for Roman Catholics, usually held on friday in anticipation on 'Good Friday', the day we remember Jesus' crucifixion.

Dates: Friday-evenings March 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th, April 4th and 11th.
Time: 18.00-19.00 hrs
Place: Church 'Johannes de Doper', Bergstraat 17 Wageningen
Information: Sophie Ngala (sophiengala@yahoo.com) and Fusta Azupogo (azfusta@yahoo.co.uk)


James Tissot - A woman whipes the face of Jesus


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The Z. Titus Brandsma parish welcomes a growing international catholic community (ICC). If you like to know  more about them you can visit the english part of the site dedicated to their presence and activities:

- The site of the ICC >>

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Three year Adoration: two personal testimonies

3 Years ago weekly Adoration was re-initiated in Wageningen. For this occasion, two of the initial promoters have written a short testimony.

Testimony by Luz Wiersema

Dear Friend,

In a few days we will celebrate the 3rd year of Adoration of the Holy Sacrament in Wageningen.

My experience during these years of Adoration has been of a growing awareness of the real value of those moments that I spent in front of the Holy Sacrament. It has stimulated my Faith  and make me feel more in communion with Jesus.

What I like the most is that there is no technic, method or formula to be in Adoration, it is just to be and let it be.  It is basically an act of love.

In the quietness of the Chapel sometimes reading the Bible, praying the Rosary or just sitting  there saying nothing but just letting the Grace come to me.

It has become a visit of mainly one hour a week to talk to a Friend, a Friend who knows me deeply, to whom I do not have to hide anything from because He knows already what is it that gives me joy, knows my worries, what is the aim of my life: the extension of the Holy Mass.

When I read about Adoration and see how millions of people in the whole world have followed these steps I feel very grateful. At the moment there are more than 3,000 Chapels for Adoration in the whole world. From China to Peru, from Kenya to Latvia. There are not only Catholics but also Lutherans, Anglicans and in general people who find those moments of Adoration extraordinary who are visiting Chapels of Adoration.

In the Netherlands there are more than 30 different Churches where there is Adoration at least once a month. There are more and more young people who are becoming interested and some of them even find their real vocation at an Adoration Chapel.

We invite you to come and see.  Come 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes. Then after sometime you will find also the meaning of Adoration of the Holy Sacrament in your life.

Let the force of His Love on these special moments fulfill your desire to leave Heaven on Earth!

- Luz

Testimony by Jorge Merino

In September 2010 I started coming regularly to the small chapel inside of the big Church in Wageningen (Bergstraat 17). I started to come to thank Jesus and spend some time in front of the His mystical presence in the Eucharist. I had little idea on what was Adoration about, I even did not know how to start, and asked Jesus and Mary to teach me. The answer was a spring of amazing learning and experiences.

This was the beginning of what I call the “School of love”, here I learned to love Jesus and receive His love in a way I had never imagined before. For me, it is like a “gym” for the soul where you exercise the greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Mt 22:36-40).  

I try to come as often as possible to this “school of love”, where I have moments of  indescribable peace and happiness. This makes me remember the text of the Bible where Jesus told the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink', you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water" (Jn 4,10). 

I wish more and more people will discover and enjoy the Adoration of Jesus in His Holy Eucharist as much as I do…and even more! 

- Jorge