In memory of Father Frans and for the reconstruction of Syria.

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Walking broadens your mind

My uncle, Father Frans van der Lugt sj (1938-2014), lived in Syria for 40 years of his life. Everyone was always welcome with him. He accepted people as they are and offered them a listening ear. He did many good things for different communities in Syria, but all in his own way. Abouna ("father") French, as he was called by many Syrians, meant a lot to many people and is still not forgotten. His vision of life lives on, but his projects have to be rebuilt from scratch because of the war. And that requires help. Help to give the people in Syria an independent and bright future again. That is why I am walking the pilgrimage 'Walk for Homs' together with the participants from Tuesday 5 April to Sunday 10 April 2022. On 5 April in the Obrechtkerk in Amsterdam and on 10 April in St. John's Cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch we commemorate Uncle Frans and we commemorate the people in Syria during the prayer celebration.

“A good walk leads to reflection and it broadens your mind”, says Frans van der Lugt.

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