The pulpit was an important means of addressing people and was usually constructed upwards. It symbolizes the mount on which Christ preached. In the basilica, Theodoor Verhaegen has turned this instrument into a masterful work of art. Believers need not only listen, they can also see and feel the stories. Verhaegen had a special talent for crafting wood into vivid compositions, in which the carved oak figures appear to enter our world. In the emotionally charged sculpture that focuses on the narrative of repentance following the Fall of Man, the facial expressions of Adam and Eve are so realistic that you almost look with empathy at the bearded old man Yahweh expelling them. The Assumption of Mary is depicted above the pulpit sounding board.