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Sint-Elisabeth Begijnhof (Beguinage)

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Hidden : 4/5/2008
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TRADITIONAL CACHE @ Sint-Elisabeth begijnhof (beguinage).

(NL) Het Gentse Oud Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth is een woonwijk en een beschermd stadsgezicht. Het ligt in het noordwesten van Gent in de buurt van het Rabot, tussen de Burgstraat en de Begijnhoflaan.

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Begijnen?

Begijnen en begarden zijn vrouwen en mannen die leven als alleenstaanden of deel uitmaakt van een soort vrije lekengemeenschap binnen de Rooms-katholieke Kerk. In tegenstelling tot een lid van een kloosterorde leggen de begijnen en begarden geen eeuwige geloften af; hoewel zij kuisheid beloven, mogen zij wel geldelijk en onroerend eigendom behouden. Door sommigen wordt de term begijn ook (spottend) gebruikt voor "vrome vrouw" of kwezel (Zuid-Nederlands).


(ENG)The Saint-Elisabeth beguinage (a.k.a Holy Corner) is a protected urban heritage site. It is now a largely urban neighbourhood in the North West of Ghent, close to the Rabot (originally a Spanish fortification), between the Burgstraat and the Begijnhoflaan.

More info @ Wikipedia

Beguines?

Beghards and Beguines were Roman Catholic lay religious communities active in the 13th and 14th century, living in a loose semi-monastic community but without formal vows. They were influenced by Albigensian teachings and by the Brethren of the Free Spirit, which flourished in and near Cologne around the same time but was condemned as heretical.

The Beguine could hardly be called a nun; she took no vows, could return to the world and wed if she would, and did not renounce her property. If she was without means she neither asked nor accepted alms, but supported herself by manual labour, or by teaching the children of burghers. During the time of her novitiate she lived with "the Grand Mistress" of her cloister, but afterwards she had her own dwelling, and, if she could afford it, was attended by her own servants. The same aim in life, kindred pursuits, and community of worship were the ties which bound her to her companions.

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(NL) Baqre qr xyvzbc.

(ENG) Orarngu gur vil.

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