Jacques Du Broeucq
, then-renowned Mons-born sculptor and architect, is the artist behind several works in the Church. Notably, he designed a rood screen
, a true monumental structure, the vaults of which form a triple arch, under which there are three tondi
, representing the three parts of the Trinity (nowadays, only the statues and bas-reliefs of this jube remain). In addition, seven statues, representing the seven Virtues
, preside over the church choir. The northern arm of the transept contains the Resurrection
, a life-size relief depicting Christ leaving the tomb.
Other pieces enchant the church alongside Du Broeucq’s works. The famous Golden Chariot
, brought out every year during the Doudou Procession
, as well as the relics
of St Waltrude
. A white stone gothic sculpture of the saint, and another of Saint Michael bringing down the demon, also preside over the Collegiate Church. Looking up slightly, you will also see the oldest stained glass windows
. Not to mention the “treasure”
itself, which contains a number of religious works of art, including one of the most prestigious sets of goldsmithery in Belgium (chalices, ciboria, monstrances, reliquaries, etc.). But also polychrome statues, paintings, ancient manuscripts, reminders of the chapter and a collection of shrouds that were wrapped around the relics of St Waltrude.