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Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Belgium


Belgium could be said to have something of a split personality, with the country speaking Dutch in Flanders and French in Wallonia, but the main religion has traditionally been Catholic in both these regions.

There are quite a few Catholic shrines in the country, a few of them are listed here.

Banneux: Our Lady of Banneux

Beauraing: Our Lady of Beauraing Eucharistic Miracle

Bois Seigneur Isaac:  Eucharistic Miracle

Bruges: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Church of Our Lady

Geel:  Church of Saint Dimpna

Ghent:  Saint Bavo’s Cathedral & the Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Lamb)

Grimbergen:  Grimbergen Abbey

Leuven (also pronounced Louvain):  Our Lady of Leuven & Park Abbey

Scherpenheuvel (Mont Aigu): Basilica of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel


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