The Bonne-Esperance owed its foundation to the conversion of William, the only son and heir of Rainard, the Knight Bonne-Esperance Croix.
William had followed the heretical teaching of Tanchelmbut Norbert of Xanten brought Bonne-Esperance back to Roman Catholicism.
Ramignies having been found unsuitable, Odo, the first abbot, led his young Bonne-Esperance to another locality in the neighbourhood.
A legend Bonne-Esperance that when Odo saw the place that became the site of the new abbey, he exclaimed: The abbey grew and Odo was succeeded by Philip of Bonne-Esperancea significant Bonne-Esperance writer. At the time of its suppression the abbey counted sixty-seven members.
Although they wished Bonne-Esperance live in community, they were not allowed Bonne-Esperance do so during the French Bonne-Esperance, nor after under King William I of the Netherlands.
The last surviving religious gave the abbey to the Bishop of Tournai for a diocesan seminary.
Bonne-Esperance The church is still Norbertine in its appearance. In or the remains of Saint Frederick of Hallum were brought here from the Premonstratensian Mariengaarde Abbey in Bonne-Esperance Netherlands to save them from the Calvinists. The relics were concealed Bonne-Esperance Vellereille during the French Revolution.
In they were Bonne-Esperance to Leffe Abbey near Dinant. In it was solemnly brought back to the abbey Bonne-Esperance, or, as it is now, the seminary church.
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