February 21, 2018 8:11 am

We found a home. In search of a location for a monastery on Schiermonnikoog we found the Rijsbergen inn on our path, an ancient building on the outskirts of the village. We had a tour and were impressed. Of all the locations on the island, the inn gradually proved irresistible as the place for us. So our long monastic quest was crowned with the Rijsbergen inn, a wonderful offer that we are very pleased with.

     The inn will remain in operation until 15 January 2019. After that, we hope to be able to live there soon. The name will simply be ‘Klooster Schiermonnikoog’. After the adjustment of the building, including its own chapel, we hope to open our doors to candidate monks, guests seeking peace in the guest house and visitors to our services.

     We are very grateful for the success of our search, and we would like to thank everyone who supported us in any way.”

Brothers Alberic, Jelke, Paulus, Vincent and Jos