Awa on the Road

My journeys, discoveries and fascinations



RYTWIANY – Baroque pearl

This is how the Camaldolese cloister was called in XVII century. Continue reading “RYTWIANY – Baroque pearl”

RYTWIANY – Hermit monks

This beautiful large cloister was built in 1624 to host Camaldolese society. Continue reading “RYTWIANY – Hermit monks”

NOWY KORCZYN – Franciscans Cloister

In XIII century one of the biggest towns in Poland. A settlement of kings, noble men and important meetings. Continue reading “NOWY KORCZYN – Franciscans Cloister”

OLIMJE – Herbs and flowers gardens

Herbs are used by monks for healing and flowers are needed for their bees. Continue reading “OLIMJE – Herbs and flowers gardens”

Carthusians – Kartuzi

Nowedays there are 380 Carthusians monks and nuns in the world living in 22 houses: 17 are for men and 5 for women. Most of them are located in France (5) and Spain (4), but there are also 2 of them in South Korea (this is a “new generation” of monks). Continue reading “Carthusians – Kartuzi”

Cloister in Žice – Klasztor w Žice

The heart of monstery consists of romanesque church of St. John the Baptist or – in fact – the romantic ruins of it. Roof collapsed completely, decorations of the interiors vanished. Continue reading “Cloister in Žice – Klasztor w Žice”

Silence and prayers – Cisza i modlitwa

It’s still dark. In the chilly morning white hooted men gather in the corridors and walk slowly to the soaring cathedral. Piercing silence is disturbed only by the rustle of monk’s frocks and the wispers: “Memento mori” – “Remember that you’ll die”. Continue reading “Silence and prayers – Cisza i modlitwa”

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