On a hilltop just outside the village stand this small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Haurt. Locally the chapel is also known as ‘Our Lady of Bure’.
A long lane flanked by linden trees and small niches – that represent the Seven Sorrows of our Holy Virgin – leads to the chapel that was probably built before the 18th century.
As is the case with a Stations of the Cross, where the 14 Stations commemorate Jesus’s last day on earth, from his condemnation to his crucifixion, the Seven Sorrows of Mary are represented here by the seven crosses.
The seven scenes that are depicted here were drawn in 1935 by the comic book author Joseph Gillain (better known under the pseudonym ‘Jijé’).
According to local legend, a shepherd from Bure is said to have found a small statue of the Virgin Mary on this very same spot. The statue was put in the Bure church, but disappeared from the church and quite miraculously found its way back to the hill. The statue was retrieved and put back in the church, but the same thing happened over and over again, until it was quite clear to everyone involved that Our Lady wished to be venerated here and nowhere else !