St Boniface Day 2010

This week I read the first announcement for the St. Boniface Day of 2010, to be held on 13 June. And the best news is that the optional walk (pilgrimage is too big a word for it…) will follow the route of my first St. Boniface Day in 2006 (I think, might have been 2007): from the village of Nes along the coast and then south towards Dokkum. If the weather’s good it’s a great route to walk.

The annual St. Boniface Day is a day where, basically, everyone in the diocese can gather in Dokkum – the place where St. Boniface, the patron saint of our diocese, was martyred. There’ll be a procession and Mass, workshops (Leo Fijen will speak at one of these) and special events for people of all ages. It’s basically a lot of fun.

So I’m looking forward to that. Here are some impressions of last year’s Day:

The Frisian landscape in the early morning is pretty
A stained glass window of St. Boniface in the chapel named for him.
One of the workshops: make your own rosary
Reinstated only a few years ago, a procession from the parish church to the chapel
Four seminarians carry some of the relics of St. Boniface
Mass in the chapel
Consecration

2 thoughts on “St Boniface Day 2010”

  1. No it was 2006 😉

    Did it say something about the many busses the diocese is providing to pick everyone in different corners of the diocese up en drive them to Dokkum and back?

    Josine and I are doing the rosaryworkshop again after the big succes of last year 🙂 And it’s our bishops birthday! and Leo Feijen is speaking.

    1. 2006? Time flies.

      Yes, there was mention of four busses, although only the ones from Sappemeer and from Emmen were mentioned.

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