Who we are

B4The Confraternity of Our Lady of the Garden Enclosed is a so-called ‘devotional fraternity’. It is popularly known as the ‘Marian Confraternity of Warfhuizen’.

A devotional fraternity is a company of faithful who share a certain preference for a specific saint (a ‘devotion’). There are many such fraternities in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Confraternity of Warfhuizen was founded when the statue of Mary in the chapel of Warfhuizen suddenly triggered a true pilgrimage. It is in the first place a community of prayer, but a number of members also help with the reception of pilgrims and the organisation of processions, in part to relieve the hermit.