Dieleghem Abbey

Jette, Belgium

Dieleghem Abbey was founded in 1095 by the Bishop of Cambrai and administered by Augustinian canons. In 1140, the abbey’s monks switched to the rules of the Premonstratensian order. In the 13th century, the abbey now called Dieleghem possessed half of the commune’s territory and played an important social and economic role until the French Revolution. In November 1796, the Canons Regular were evicted and deported to an island off the shores of Brittany.

The abbey was looted and subsequently destroyed, sparing only the abbot's residence. The former residence of the abbot now houses the collections of the museum of the County of Jette.



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Founded: 1095
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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Yves Vervust (3 years ago)
Beautiful building managed by the municipality of Jette. Exhibitions are organized there as well as weddings.
Dave Dimak (3 years ago)
The setting is truly magnificent and hosts both weddings ... and artist openings. That evening, it was the Belgian artist Cédric Léonard who was in the spotlight. While waiting for its next opening, do not hesitate to visit the abbey if you have the opportunity, or to recommend it for your events
Erwin De Baetselier (4 years ago)
Great acoustics in the concert room upstairs
Martine Thimpont (4 years ago)
Catch a nice classical concert once a month and enjoy a glass of cava afterwards, blissful
Bruno A.M.A. De Clerck-Pieters (Kroko l'Eclair Joyeux) (4 years ago)
However, the Dielegem abbey is not an abbey, but the former official residence of the abbot of the abbey. Speaking of luxury for a religious who was supposed to make a poverty promise. I was there on the occasion of 'le parcours d'artistes' from 1 of the 19 Brussels municipalities, Jette, when there was an exhibition of municipal artists, namely Sculptors. In particular the constellation 'Babel' by good versatile friend Agnès Simon was there. She processed the Old Testament theme of the tower of Babbel into a multi-layered and multi-interpretable item. For example, she saw no punishment from God in the many languages ​​that people spoke, so that they barely understood each other when building a tower intended to bring people closer to God. human, because a multitude of languages ​​is an enrichment. Variation is simply natural.
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