|Sainte-Renelde Church (Saintes - Tubize)|
A Gothic edifice from the mid-16th century, the Sainte-Renelde Church houses the relics of the saint of the same name. Each year during Trinity weekend, these relics are carried along in a colourful procession escorted by some 200 horsemen and listed as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage.
A superb Gothic edifice in late Hainault style from the mid-16th century, this church has an astonishing massive tower in cut stone characterised by corner turrets. It houses the reliquary and relics of Saint Reineldis and has remarkable furnishings related to veneration of the patron saint: altarpiece and statue of the saint from the late 15th century, triumphal chariot, painted genealogical table, stained glass windows by Capronnier, etc.
Sainte-Renelde Church in Tubize is still an important centre of pilgrimage, the high point of which is the Tour Sainte-Renelde at Trinity.
To find out more, consult the site of the Tubize Tourism and Heritage Office: www.tubize.be