LUCETTE VERBOVEN

This site is about the television-interviews and books of Lucette Verboven. So many important ideas and words from people all over the world mustn't get lost. You'll discover quotes from musicians such as Jordi Savall, writers such as Paulo Coelho and wise words from scientists as well as monks, in study-rooms or in the wild world.


Come and read!

 

MY MISSION

Spreading ideas that matter
Going against the grain of current obsessions.

Interviews

searching for truth in dialogue

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When I was given a camera team and asked to find 'people that matter', we travelled world wide, working ceaselessly to capture their words on camera. The television series 'Estafette' rang a bell and texts were written down in 'Pelgim in het leven' en 'Ongewone Wegen'.

Afterwards, a Rhineland abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, crossed my path. Although we were nine centuries apart, her powerful words struck me. We traced back her steps and made a film about her in the Eberbach Abbey, a just beautiful experience.

Time for a pause in this hectic life. I read books, practised zen, wrote down ideas and got married to Gerard Bodifee, a remarkable man. Together we founded Huis voor Filosofie.

The pause didn't last long. In Holland, the programme 'De Wandeling' was waiting for me. For three years, I trod the countryside, from Amsterdam to Maastricht and discovered high roads and country roads, meeting remarkable people.

Coming back to Belgium, I could go 'into the deep'.  Everything I had learned upto now, everything I had experienced could resonate with new guests in Worldviews. With my new book 'World Without End', the story is continuing.... in other formats, new ideas, new projects. We aren't done yet!

 
 WORLDVIEWS

WORLDVIEWS

 HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

 DE WANDELING - click to page

DE WANDELING - click to page

Books

words that won't let go

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NEW BOOK IN 2017 !

WORLD WITHOUT END

INTERVIEWS WITH FATHER KEATING AND ABBOT BOYLE IN ENCHANTING COLORADO

This amazing book has got a story to tell....

For a very long time, I had wanted to interview a special guest. And now, the time had finally come. Father Thomas Keating, who is living as a Trappist monk in Snowmass is known throughout the world as a teacher and a writer on contemplative prayer. But what is prayer, and what is 'contemplative prayer'? I gathered a camera crew and flew to his home in the Colorado Rockies. What an experience to meet him, the monks of St. Benedict's and abbot Joseph Boyle.

 

 

FATHER JOSEPH BOYLE

ABBOT

As a Cistercian abbot, father Joseph Boyle is a source of inspiration to his community. He is an all-round person, enjoying himself driving the tractor and working on the farm. This remarkable man is the incarnation of the contemplative philosophy, taught by father Thomas Keating. I interviewed him in Colorado in May 2015 and captured his words in my book ‘World Without End’ and we kept in contact until he died on 21st October 2018. I am currently preparing a new series on my Youtubechannel ‘Wise Words’ in which his wise words will be prominent. In his humble but deeply authentic way, he was indeed a source of inspiration. I’ll miss him dearly and cherish the moments we shared when making the film but also when the cameras were not rolling and he was pointing at the stars, Deneb of the Swan, being his favourite.

FATHER THOMAS KEATING

SPIRITUAL LEADER

This Trappist monk is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher and writer on contemplative prayer. He is living in St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado and authored numerous books, guiding and helping people on their journey. I interviewed him in Colorado in May 2015 and we were in contact over the book that we worked at together : ‘World Without End’ that captured the words of his interview. He died on 25th October 2018 in Spencer, Mass. and will be buried on 16th November in Colorado. A great teacher to be missed. Thank you, Father Thomas for your invaluable help and advice! Once more, his words will be captured in the new series Wise Words’, of which the first one is dedicated to him, speaking about his life and pointing to our capacity for infinite happiness. You’ll be missed dearly. This series is an homage to you.

 
  Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and realizing what really matters....

Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and realizing what really matters....