The Grand Priory Europe (GP-EU) in response to the Grand Master's invitation, has been tasked with the organization for the international 2012 Pilgrimage to Kevelaer. We regard it as a great honour to prepare the International pilgrimage in Kevelaer where the Grand Priory Europe since many years found its spiritual home. With our members also from neighbouring jurisdictions we gather here to pray.
The Grand Bailiwick of the Low Countries, who is very familiar with European Grand Priory, offered us their support during the event.
Members planning to participate in the Pilgrimage and the Meeting of the Heads of Jurisdictions are invited to download or to fill out the application form online. This is necessary to reserve seats for the Meeting, the Reception, Gala Dinner in the Concert-Hall and other events of the gathering and finally to apply for the special Pilgrims-Medal donated by the Grand Master.
OPTIMUM TRANSPORT CONNECTION
AIRPORTS to Kevelaer
1. Weeze Airport (6 km to Kevelaer) - all 30 Min a Shuttle-Bus.
2. Duesseldorf Airport (~70 km from Kevelaer) with airport train-transfer to Kevelaer Station.
ROAD/TRAIN - Direct connection to the Road-Network / Train
Kevelaer has a railway station with an own connection from Düsseldorf or Venlo (NL).
Kevelaer is connected with the B 9
via a Highway Exit (Autobahn) A 57
train and with shuttle service to Düsseldorf and Krefeld.
group starts from the preselected location from Eyll to Kevelaer.
group starts for a 30 km walk on Saturday, 28. May 2012 at 0800 h in Eyll / near Aldekerk. meeting point: Hubertuskapelle:
Postal-Code: D 47647 Kerken-Eyll
Leadership: Dame Lilli Roth, Chev. Drs. Ron Hendriks
WAY OF THE CROSS
All participants of the pilgrimage are invited to take part in Way of the Cross in Kevelaer and continue with our members and guests to the Basilica of Kevelaer. A booklet with prayers and the spiritual meditation of the Way of the Cross will be handed out at the beginning of the procession.
At the 15th Station the Grand Master and the Spiritual Protector will donate a candle from the Order to the Candle Chapel. The Candle Chapel is the oldest pilgrimage church in Kevelaer - therefore most processions still continue to make a stop here. The countless coats of arms, the abundance of candle offerings, the windows and the messages of gratitude are all evidence of the living tradition of pilgrimage here.
Order's Blazer /jacket, Mantle of the Order, Marshals wear Uniform with Procession-Cross and the Flags of the Jurisdictions of the Order.
In different hotels in Kevelaer, rooms are listed here
The Service Center Kevelaer has pre-booked rooms in local hotels in different categories in the city of Kevelaer. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation.
All Meetings and Conferences will take place in the Pilgrims Center in Kevelaer.
LOCAL MAP OF KEVELAER
Can be downloaded here
- All places of Events are marked - see the number in the Programme of the Pilgrimage and the Map.