The church, nowadays a parish church, was originally the chapel of a convent of the Franciscan order
known as the "Friars Minor Recollets", an order that wanted to lead an austere and secluded life. After the departure of the monks in the 19th century, the convent was used as a hospital and then as a school and court, but the church was restored and was given back to worship in 1964.
On the outside, one notices the high slender windows
and the alternation of blue and white stone. Inside, the single nave
is luminous thanks to the large windows and the clear plastering of the walls. The colourful stained glass windows
in the choir and the glass roof of the facade, by André Blank, are welcome. At the entrance to the north chapel, a white stone Virgin and Child by John Willame and on the rood screen pillars, two ceramics by Max Van der Linden
depicting the two patron saints of the parish, St. John the Evangelist and St. Nicholas.
Also to be seen, the shrine of Saint Marie de Nivelles
, known as d'Oignies, and, on the façade, a bronze Saint Francis by Christian Leroy.
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