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A long tradition

The history of Christian monasticism goes back to the third century. Around that time, believers went to the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria to dedicate themselves there, in imitation of Christ, entirely to prayer.
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History

For more than a century, the towers of the Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Koningshoeven have formed a significant element in the landscape east of Tilburg. Anyone taking the back road from Tilburg to Moergestel passes by the monastery complex just outside the city limits.
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Guest house

"All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: 'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'.” This passage from the 'constitution' of Western monasticism, drawn up by Benedict, means a lot to trappists. In Koningshoeven, too, guests can retreat for a few days into an atmosphere of prayer, silence and reflection.
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