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Monasteries | Klaarland Priory (B)

Priorij Onze Lieve Vrouw van Klaarland
Vosheuvelstraat 39 ~ B-3950 Bocholt ~ Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)11 44 61 69 ~ Fax +32 (0)11 44 60 44
e-mail: contact@priorijklaarland.be



In the far east of Belgium, right by the Dutch border, in a peaceful open landscape of fields, meadows and woodland lies the Priorij Onze Lieve Vrouw van Klaarland (Priory of Our Lady of Klaarland). In 1970, six sisters from the abbey at Brecht started a new foundation: first in the district of Kiewit in Hasselt and from 1975, in Bocholt Lozen. A community of 14 sisters now leads a life of prayer and work here.

Life in the Klaarland Priory is characterised by prayer, reading and manual work, the three basic elements of Trappist life.

They therefore work for their daily living just like all the other communities in the Trappist order. This manual labour consists of various small-scale economic activities together with the domestic work. All the tasks involved are carried out by the sisters themselves:  taking orders, planning and making preparations, the actual production processes themselves, packaging the finished products, billing and shipping....
Young and old, each sister makes her own unique contribution to the finished products.

The following products are the fruits of their labour:

  • handwoven liturgical garments
  • monastic belts
  • Trappist tablets (yeast tablets with beneficial health effects)
  • candles in all shapes and colours
  • cards with dried flowers, messages, original drawings and photographs

These are all for sale in the shop in the priory's guest-house.

You can also place your order by mail,  by phone or fax.