Willem Vandenameele

Chapel of Sant Job

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This chapel was built in the early 19th century on the site of the Sint-Janskerk , which was destroyed in the 15th century.

Originally the chapel was also called Sint-Jans after the original church in Sint-Jans-op-den-dijk , but was soon changed to Sint-Job-Kapelle due to the image of Sint-Job in the chapel.

The chapel is dedicated to Saint Job . According to tradition, Saint Job, deserted by his wife and mocked by his children, sat with wounded bodies on the dunghill . According to some, the strange upper parts of the chapel towers represent dunghills.

Every year on the second Sunday in June there is a pilgrimage (already the 40th in 2019) that starts from the Sint-Amanduskerk in Uikerkse and leads through the Uikerkse polder to the chapel, the old pilgrimage site where a hermit used to live. to the Sint-Jan-Op-Den-Dijk church. After the pilgrimage everyone can visit the farm "De Laatste Stuiver" to taste a sandwich, a drink or an ice cream and the coveted dried fish . In short: a Breugelian party in the wonderful polder air, offered by young and old from Sint-Janswijk.

Every day people still come to pray , to receive healing from all kinds of growths and wounds , but above all to gain and keep "patience" with all of life's adversities.

Source: Willem Vandenameele - maristerderzee

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