Krzeszów Abbey

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A Roman church was built here in 13th century. It was consecrated in 1292, when the first monks came. Right now it’s a baroque church with an impressive facade with two towers. The church is a part of larger complex that also includes a monastery, a garden and abbot’s guesthouse.

It was devastated in 1414-1426, during the Hussite Wars. After 1741 it slowly secularised and the monastery church became a parish church. After World War I it was taken by Benedictines from Emmaus Monastery who were expelled from Prague. In 1940 Third Reich took it. Benedictines had to leave the monastery which was first taken by the Carpathian Germans, then by Slesian Jews and Hungarian emigrants. Since 1946, Benedictine Sisters from Lviv has been living here.

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A Roman church was built here in 13th century. It was consecrated in 1292, when the first monks came. Right now it’s a baroque church with an impressive facade with two towers. The church is a part of larger complex that also includes a monastery, a garden and abbot’s guesthouse.

It was devastated in 1414-1426, during the Hussite Wars. After 1741 it slowly secularised and the monastery church became a parish church. After World War I it was taken by Benedictines from Emmaus Monastery who were expelled from Prague. In 1940 Third Reich took it. Benedictines had to leave the monastery which was first taken by the Carpathian Germans, then by Slesian Jews and Hungarian emigrants. Since 1946, Benedictine Sisters from Lviv has been living here.

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