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III. Beatrice of Nazareth
life and context
Other beguinages in Belgium
The beguinage at Diest was founded in 1252. In these pictures you can
see how the houses were built against the church (photographs by Michel Fischer,
in: Weyergans, pp.101, 98, 94).
St. Anna-ten-Drieen in the St. Katharina Church in Diest (source: Van Mechelen,
This beguinage is
interesting in that Thomas Beckett, archbishop of Canterbury, came here on his
flight from Henry II in 1170.