ok so i guess it’s up to me as the one who has been here the longest now to say something about what this place is?

because i am longwinded (and full of doubt) i am limiting myself, for now, to a single sentence :

this is not a real’ monastery anymore, but it’s still a registered religious institution because we believe in something and living here requires a leap of faith.




ps if you’re interested in the history of de hoogstraatgemeenschap, you can read this article, especially written for the website by gerard van de ven who was an integral part of the community until 2016 (in dutch).

if you may be interested in being part of the future here, go to help.