The Association ’Chapel for Europe’
Created in 1998, the Chapel Van Maerlant (a non-profit making association) was named after the street in which the old building was situated. According to the first article of its statutes, the aim was to contribute to the pastoral and liturgical service of the European Catholic community, in the context of the mandate received by the Society of Jesus from the bishops in a spirit of ecumenical openness, and in that perspective, to return the chapel situated in rue Van Maerlant to its original purpose as a place of worship.
The statutes, modified in 2004, have changed the title of the association, which has become the non-profit making association Chapel for Europe and at the same time, have more clearly defined its objectives by specifying that it aims to "promote ecumenical cooperation and reality and to develop religious, social and cultural activities".
The association is run by the Administrative Board, which is assisted by an Ecumenical Consultative Council, both of which work closely with the Pastoral Team and with the director, F. Krystian Sowa SJ. The pastoral team with its variety of tasks, nationalities, ages and professions represents the different sectors of activity in the Chapel.
May the road rise up