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Looking for a peaceful place for a few days? The N.D. de la Justice spiritual center is on the edge of the Soignes forest to take a break and recharge your batteries.
Located on the outskirts of Brussels, it also houses the grotto where pilgrimages are organized. A quiet place, located in a peaceful and green setting. The house is in silence and the garden, with spaces to collect it.
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The sisters of La Retraite built a center in 1960 (“La Retraite”), whose healing and training activities have never ceased since.
In 1994, this center became the property of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels and resumed its former name of N.D. de la Justice. It is led by a team of employees and volunteers where many lay people have joined the Sisters of the Holy Heart of Mary in partnership with diocesan services.
Meals are generally taken in silence and with background music, depending on the type of entertainment going on in the house.
Breakfast is at variable times (between 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m.) and self-service, as well as afternoon tea (between 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.).
Lunch (hot lunch) is served at 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The dining room is accessible at any time of the day, to have a drink (coffee, tea) or eat some fruit.
Liturgy: Depending on the retreat a Eucharist or a service will be offered.
The three chapels are available at all times for personal prayer.
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Accommodation within monastery
20th century buildings
No Internet access
Chapel on premises
Museums (walking distance)
Museums (a short drive)
Golf course (a short drive)
BUS from Brussels, direction Waterloo-Charleroi
At Brussels Midi station (Zuid), take the TEC bus: W or bus 365: Exit Av. de Fonsny or av. England – and on the left (opposite the IBIS hotel): Bus W or 365 towards Waterloo or Charleroi.
Journey ± 3/4 h.
Grande Espinette stop: At the Grande Espinette stop, cross the road and follow along the forest along Av. Brassine, then 1km further, on the right: Av. Pré au Bois N°9.
Stop "Ferme Blaret":
At the traffic light, cross chaussée de Waterloo and take avenue de l'Orée, then 2nd left: avenue du Golf, and finally 1st right: avenue Pré au Bois N°9
Links to W bus timetables or 365
E 40, at interchange 11 Grood Bijgaarden, turn right onto E19 towards Bergen/Charleroi. Exit 20 Alsemberg-Huizingen. Turn left N 231 towards St-Genesius-Rode (±6km), then straight on, Av. from the Forêt de Soignes (Zoniënwoudlaan), direction Waterloo (± 4 km) drive to the Chée de Waterloo (N 5). Turn right on the N5 towards Waterloo, follow the forest. At the second traffic light turn left onto Avenue Brassine, after 1km turn right: Av. Pré au Bois.
E 411 (Namur) or E 40 (Liège) Ring of Brussels: RO: Exit n°28 (Waterloo Nord) N 227, turn right onto av. Queen Astrid. At the next traffic light, turn right towards Brussels for ± 3 km. At a TOTAL petrol station (on the left), turn right. Av. de l'Orée, then 2nd on the left (Av. du Golf) and 1st on the right (Av. Pré au Bois)
Minimum Booking: 2 nights