Worker Finds A 1941 Note In The Roof Of A Belgian Church, And It Has Some Useful Insight And Advice (21 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       28 Oct 2020       3104       3 GALLERY VIEW

The worker at St. James Church in Antwerp found a note placed inside this keystone on the ceiling

The tiny sheet of paper was carefully put in this box of matches

Saint James‘ Church in Antwerp, where the hidden note was found, is one of the city’s most important architectural and historical venues.

In the early fifteenth century, it used to be the starting point for pilgrims journeying to the burial place of St. James the Greater in Santiago de Compostela. The church soon proved to be too small and in 1491, it was reconstructed in Brabant Gothic style.

 

Signed by four men who worked on the ceiling, the text dates back to July 21, 1941

St. James’ Church also houses the famous memorial chapel of Antwerp Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. According to the church’s website, “He painted the altarpiece Madonna Surrounded by Saints in the chapel. Elsewhere in the church you can admire a masterpiece by Jacob Jordaens.”

Meanwhile, the site is undergoing restoration of the church’s inner and outer shells. It’s quite likely that the member of the restoration staff was working on it when he discovered the hidden note in the ceiling ornament.

 

This is the full text as translated from Dutch shared by one Imgur user

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Anse 5 month s ago
LOL at the comments. If you look for negativity you will live in it. If you look for positivity you will live in it.
       
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Audrey 5 month s ago
Anse, Try it when you're starving, then come back and tell us how your butterflies and rainbows are panning out for you.
       
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Louise 4 month s ago
In 1941 Belgium was under Nazi occupation. Their government had accepted exile in England. The bureacrats left behind, as well as their homegrown socialist and fascist parties, cooperated with the occupiers. Most of the soldiers went to prison camps until the end of the war. Life was hell for these guys.
       
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