A brief history


Between the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee, a large empty space allows one to see a red brick building, an old convent attached to which is small white chapel, built in the classical style: it is the Chapel of the Resurrection.

These buildings date from 1907 and are an identical version of a large convent, built in the nineteenth century in the centre of Brussels, near the present Central station. Next to them is a fifteenth century chapel, which was heavily restored in the eighteenth century. A compulsory purchase order was placed on these buildings, as part of major urban development projects at the beginning of the twentieth century.

In 1989, the elderly nuns decided to sell this group of buildings, including the small chapel. In 1999, a large property company undertook their restoration. They agreed to sell the small chapel separately to an international Belgian legal association, thus uniting European civil servants and others involved in the construction of Europe with different levels of responsibility.

In 1999 and 2000, the purchase of the building, its restoration and conversion at a cost of 1.6 million euros were financed by donations from many private individuals, the Belgian Jesuit Order, the European Catholic Foyer, the La Viale-Opstal Community, the Catholic Episcopal Conferences of Europe, several Protestant Churches, the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the King Baudouin Foundation, the National Belgian Lottery, companies such as Suez and Ciments d’Obourg and others.

On the 25th September 2001, the official inauguration of the Chapel took place during an ecumenical service. The pastoral responsibility for the chapel is has been entrusted to the Society of Jesus.

May the road rise up
to meet you
may the wind be
always at your back

Document to download
"L’homélie du Mgr Jozef De Kesel, Archevêque de l’Archidiocèse de Malines-Bruxelles lors de la célébration du 15ème Anniversaire de l’inauguration oecuménique de la Chapelle pour l’Europe au service des milieux européens. Bruxelles, 28 septembre 2016"


Conference to download
"Role of Christians in Today’s Europe"

The keynote speech of Herman Van Rompuy

Conference to download
"Is God 5G compatible?"

Presentations from Ms. Erin Green (CEC Comunication Coord) and Daniel Izuzquiza SJ ( Dir. Digital Magazines) [EN]

Agenda October 2017

Every Thursday:
Ecumenical Prayer Lunch
The next Prayer Lunch
Thursday, 12.10.2017, 13:00
Led by Frederik Kossmann (Protestant Church)

European Mass for Young Professionals
Sunday 01.10 and 15.10.2017 - 19:00

Christian Meditation Group
Monday, 02.10, 09.10, 16.10, 23.10 and 30.10.2017 - 19:00

Ignatian Prayer Group
Friday 06.10, 13.10 and 27.10.2017- 18:00

Esperanto Mass
Sunday 08.10. 2017 - 18.00

Festival Chapel for Europe
Concerts @ lunch time.
Monday 09 and 16.10; Tuesday 10 and 17.10 and Wednesday 11.10 and 18.10.2017 at 12:15

Europe in troubled waters...Reformation and Reform in Europe today
Tuesday, 10.10.2017-19:00

Travellers Cafe
Children of Madagascar
Thursday, 19.10.2017 - 19:00

Dialogue Table
Brussels in Dialogue
Friday, 20.10.2017 - 14:00

Building a Community
Friday, 20.10.2017 - 19:00

Messe pour les enfants animée par les parents
Sunday, 22.10.2017 - 11:00

Movie Night
"Joseph l’insoumis"
Tuesday, 24.10.2017 - 19:00

Orthodox Midday Prayer
Wednesday 25.10.2017 - 12:30