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A little more about us...



"If there is truly love,

then I can possess in an other

what I do not possess in myself."

based on St. Augustine









"The man who lives

in a small community

lives in a much

larger world..."

G.K. Chesterton





In close up



Dirk Hooft

Diocesan priest

Cooperating priest at Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden & at Elderly Care Homes in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver en Sint-Katelijne-Waver

Chaplain in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Rijmenam

appointed as head of our community




Marianne Servaas

Doctor of theology

Head of preschool & primary school DY Patil International School, Aartselaar




John Miller

Housekeeper & baker with English roots

married to Marianne

they have four kids



Jenny Dunachie

Administrative assistant & receptionist at the archdiocese in Mechelen

Scottish roots

married to Duko with two sons






Duko Besselsen

Works as administrator in the area of cultural integration

Dutch roots





Nele Donné

Teacher in Open School, a centre for basic education for adults


          Our token 


          A picture from the middle ages,   
          transformed by an American friend  
          and molded in silver by a goldsmith in Leuven  
          so that we can wear it around our neck. 
          It represents the wooden cross of Christ   
          with new shoots of life