Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux

Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux

Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux

Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux
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Alex Habr
Beirut, Lebanon137 contributions
Al
Sep 2019 • Solo
Wonderful visit. A very divine feel to the site.
Most of the visitors were elderly and it was not a commercialized touristic atmosphere that takes away from the holiness of the location.
Written September 26, 2019
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martin
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
Peaceful place
Mar 2019 • Family
We came here on a Friday, not a holiday. We only saw several people during one hour stay. It felt very peaceful to walk around the garden and the site.
Written March 9, 2019
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Michael
Accra, Ghana165 contributions
Peaceful
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is one of the less visited shrines which is sad as it is lovely. It is what it is- a spring visited by Mary. Just stand there. About 15 million have stood there before you. It is peaceful and gentle. The grounds are extensive. It is just open for us to enjoy. Extensive parking. Clean toilets. A few coffee houses just outside entrance, A delightful place and very uncommercial.
Written December 25, 2018
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Christel D
Nijlen, Belgium340 contributions
Been going there for over 35 years...
Nov 2017
The place has changed a lot for accommodation over the years, but the essence is still the same. A place for prayer and reflection, silence and like-minded souls. On christian holidays it can be crowded, but in winter it can be almost abandoned. There are many places to eat and drink. You can make relaxing walks in the woods.
Suited for wheelchairs and strollers. No income fee.
'Holy' water is free, but bottle are not (buy or bring your own).
For me a place with many childhood memories.
Written October 6, 2018
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Wilwa_Tikta
Indonesia2,735 contributions
Marian Apparition with Holy See Approval
Nov 2017 • Friends
Our Lady of Banneux is one of Marian Pilgrimage sites in Belgium with the status of Holy See Approval; the other one is Sanctuary Our Lady of Beauraing, located 97km from Banneux. the apparition in Beauraing finished in January 1933, and in the same month and year started in Banneux to small girl namely Mariette Beco. it is really worth of visit if you’re into religious things. if you need more information, its website is well-presented with 6 languages.

the biggest well-known city in Belgium closed to Banneux is Liège (27km by car). depending from where you come, Banneux can be reached by train and then continued by bus. its website also explains the different route buses’ options. there are few small hotels in this village for those wishing to stay overnight just outside the shrine gate. the shrine also offers accommodation, but I’m not sure if it is opened for individual or small group like 2 or 3 people. but surely they accommodate big group. they can be contacted via website contact.
Written August 26, 2018
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DocGraceK
Brussels, Belgium64 contributions
Serenity...
Nov 2017 • Family
This is the feeling you get as you set foot in the Sanctuaire. A peaceful silence that calms your turmoil and helps cleanse your mind and your spirit. It is an experience that one has to have first-hand, because words cannot appropriately and definitively describe what one undergoes.
Going there by public transport seems a little difficult, but it was quite easy. Take a train to Liege Guillemins and a 45 minute bus-ride (TEC bus 64) from the train station will take you to the Esplanade entrance (Jean Paul II stop). You can also choose to get down in Verviers Central (the next train stop after Liege Guillemins) where a 15 minute bus ride (TEC bus 727, you have to cross the street from the Central station for the bus stop and get off in the Eau Vive stop) and a short walk will bring you to the Avenue Paola entrance (note though that there are no signages indicating the Sanctuaire). The second route would also bring you nearer to one of the places you can stay if you plan to spend the night - L'Hostellerie Chaityfontaine (where we stayed for three days). Tip for non-French speakers like me: just have a print-out of your map (or save it in your device) and show the bus driver where you would like to get off.
Written November 4, 2017
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Anna Martinez
Manila, Philippines44 contributions
A Sacred Pilgrimage Site
Jul 2017 • Family
This little-known town is the site of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to an 11-year old girl, Mariette Beco in 1933. The Roman Catholic Church has approved the authenticity of the apparition and the place has since been a pilgrimage site for Marian devotees. The sanctuary is a cluster of chapels tucked away in a wooded area where services are conducted mostly in French, German and Dutch. An international mass in English is held on Sundays while a blessing of the sick is held everyday at 3PM. The Rosary is recited daily at 7 PM. Schedules differ for Summer and other seasons and best to check at the Information Center located near the entrance.

What I like most about the Shrine is how the commercial center is located outside of the shrine and consists mostly of a handful of restaurants and shops in two short "main streets."

This is a place of peaceful meditation and prayers.
Written July 13, 2017
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madanilosilva
London, UK240 contributions
AN OASIS OF PEACE
May 2017 • Solo
it was the first time to Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux, and it was pacefull, beautiful, and place where you can pray and meditate, I went on Thursday and was not crowded, it you are Christian and devotee of Lady Mary, it is the place you have to visit at least once in your life. If you are travelling from Brussels and do not have car, you have to take the train from Brussel south railway station to Liege, from there take a bus (there are not many in the day, check the schedule), tell the driver you are travelling to banneux and he will inform when arrive to stop(around 45 minutes) from there you need 4 minutes walking, easy to arrive. let me know your experience.
Written June 5, 2017
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Doris
Sao Luis, MA883 contributions
Beauttiful and peaceful
Oct 2016 • Family
This peaceful place gathers every year hundreds pilgrims during the Triduum of the sick, to confide to Our Lady their needs, pains and their wants. They come to embrace the Mother of the Saviour and to express their confidence in Jesus Christ.
Hier, from 15 January to 02 march 1933, the Virgin mary appeared eight time to ayoung girl MarietteBeco( 11 years old)
Written October 31, 2016
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johny a
1 contribution
Peaceful and calm...
Aug 2016 • Family
Good place for spiritual worship and prayers. Went many times.. Still love to go their many more times
Written August 24, 2016
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