Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas as historical and spiritual standpoint of Croatia

Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas as historical and spiritual standpoint of Croatia
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According to info got by Croatian Post has prepared for issuing a special stamp to mark the 950th anniversary of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas in Trogir. The stamp depicts the monastery itself and is to be released on the 30th of September.

Fenced monastery complex within the town tissue represents a unique combination of different elements of town houses and towers, fortification walls and city gates, enclosed courtyards with porticos and the monastery church with the bell tower by Tripun Bokanić, a local master from the island of Brač.

Trogir is the smallest town centre on Dalmatian coast, shaped within the atmosphere of the antique metropolis Salona and the medieval town of Split. Exceptionally important for the Trogir is the founding of the women's Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas in 1064, the oldest monastery of the Benedictine Sisters in Dalmatian towns.

The nucleus of the monastery develops in the harbour, next to the Lord's Gate and the small early mediaeval church of St. Domnius, outside the Trogir city walls. The founding of the monastery is connected with the activity of the Bishop John of Trogir (Ivan Trogirski) - a contemporary of the archbishop Lawrence of Split and the Kings Petar Krešimir IV, Zvonimir and Koloman - who was considered saint for the miracles which occurred during his life and after his death.

This oldest women's Benedictine monastery in Croatian territory with the continuity and tradition of closed order community of almost one millennium is precious heritage from the historical, monumental, culturological and spiritual standpoint.

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