Fort Snelling National Cemetery - photo by jpellgen (@1179_jp)
Believe in peace
During the pilgrimage, no lodging is provided.
The first world war ended in 1918. Now 100 years later, we know that war is not always far away in our globalised world. The John Main Seminar in Bruges is a hopeful sign that other possibilities are really possible, we can make choices from a contemplative perspective born out of meditation. Therefore it is not only very important to visit these places, to remember and honour the many men and women who died during this awful war, but also to reflect and experience personally how we can bring peace to this world.
It will be an exciting two day program. On the first day we will visit Ypres. This city was completely destroyed during the first world war and afterwards totally reconstructed. Of course, we will share a moment of silence at the daily ceremony under the Menin Gate.
The second day will be a remembrance of the second world war at Dunkirk. We will see remnants of the Atlantic wall and with good weather we may be able to see the white cliffs of Dover.
The pilgrimage will take place in a contemplative way, with moments of silence. Everything is included, except the stay in Bruges. If you book your hotel for the seminar, then you can book an extra two nights or choose another hotel.
The price of the pilgrimage without overnight stay is: