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Taken in Tyniec - a historic village in Poland on Vistula river, today a borough of Kraków. Famous of its Benedictine abbey (on picture) founded by king Casimir the Restorer in 1044.

Benedictines are monks living according to the Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia written in the first half of the sixth century. It was one of many Rules which the monastic movement of the time, which was widespread especially in the eastern part of the Meditarranean Sea adhered to.

St. Benedict by a stroke of genius transferred the spiritual capital of this movement to a land of the western cultural tradition. From the beginning of the VII century the Rule became universal in the western Church. Up to the XII no other monastic orders existed, so that the designation ‘benedictines’ only arose in the XVI century.

more information http://www.tyniec.benedyktyni.pl/en/

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