Whereas we were initially convinced we would be able to present a beautiful version of the “Maria Ommegang”-procession this year, however, we have to report the disappointing news that the procession cannot take place this year.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to finish putting together the costumes and all attributes for the many participants that will take part. These have formed the basis of the colourful and atmospheric veneration of Our Lady of St. Jan for years.
Sunday, July 2, on the day of the procession, the miraculous statue will do follow the route of the Ommegang, and the people may join after the chariot if they wish. However, it is expected that people who step along will do so serenely.
We thank everyone for their understanding in these exceptional circumstances and the board hopes to be able to call on the many volunteers again next year.