Friday 12th April 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • Kapelle von Oblaten des Heiligen Franz von Sales [“Chapel of Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales”], Barmen
  • Church, Broich (exterior)
  • Kapelle St. Sebastianus [“Chapel of St. Sebastian”], Mersch (exterior)
  • Kirche St. Agatha [“Church of St. Agatha”], Mersch (exterior)
  • Chapel, Serrest (exterior)
  • Marienkapelle [“Mary’s Chapel”], Güsten
  • Kath. Kirche St. Philippus und Jakobus [“Catholic Church of St. Philip and James”], Güsten (exterior)
  • St. Cornelius Pfarrkirche [“St. Cornelius Parish Church”], Rödingen (exterior)
  • St. Cornelius Kapelle [“St. Cornelius Chapel”], Rödingen (exterior)
  • Kulturhaus Landsynagoge [“Culture House Land Synagogue”], Rödingen (exterior)
  • Church, Bettenhoven (exterior)
  • Stationskapelle [“Stations Chapel”], Bettenhoven (exterior)
  • Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Simon und Judas Thaddäus [“Catholic Parish Church of St. Simon and Jude Thaddeus”], Oberembt (exterior)
  • Kapelle St. Margaretha [“Chapel St. Margaret”], Tollhausen (exterior)

Distance Travelled

Approximately 24 km (15 miles)


At 7:30am I joined some of the monks of the Saint Francis of Sale monastery for Holy Communion in their chapel. After breakfast I set off on a long walk through the German countryside, visiting many villages along the way, including Broich, Mersch, Güsten, Rödingen, Bettenhoven, Oberembt and Tollhausen.

I visited many churches and chapels, and also my first synagogue on this pilgrimage: the Kulturhaus Landsynagoge [“Culture House Land Synagogue”] of Rödingen, which is also now a cultural museum (unfortunately it was closed on this day so I could only visit the outside).