August 26, 1878 – Vincent moves to Brussels for a trial period of training in Evangelical preaching

August 26, 1878 – Vincent moves to Brussels for a trial period of training in Evangelical preaching

26 August
Moves to Laken, Brussels, for a three-month trial period training to be an evangelist (FR b2433). Lodges with Plugge family, 6 chemin de Halage (148, FR b2446).

About 13 November
Theo returns to the Netherlands from Paris, and visits Vincent in Brussels.

Together they visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts (148).

25 November
Vincent’s trial period comes to an end. He is not accepted (FR b2446).

Early December
Leaves for Pâturages in the Borinage (Hainaut), a mining area. Lodges until the end of December with the evangelist-colporteur Benjamin Vanderhaegen, 39 rue de l’Eglise (149, FR b2452), and then with the farmer Jean-Baptiste Denis, 81 rue du Petit-Wasmes in Wasmes (151).


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