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05-JUN-2011 Michal Leszczynski

Premonstratensian Abbey - Cracow Salwator

The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines, or in Britain and Ireland as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a Catholic religious order of canons regular founded at Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg. Premonstratensians are designated by O.Praem (Ordo Praemonstratensis) following their name.

Saint Norbert had made various efforts to introduce a strict form of canonical life in various communities of canons in Germany; in 1120 he was working in the now-extinct Diocese of Laon, in the Picardy province of northeastern France. There, in a rural place called Prémontré, he and thirteen companions established a monastery to be the cradle of a new order. As they were canons regular, they followed the Rule of St. Augustine, but with supplementary statutes that made their life one of great austerity. Norbert was a friend of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and so was largely influenced by the Cistercian ideals as to both the manner of life and the government of his order. As the Premonstratensians are not monks but canons regular, their work often involves preaching and the exercising of pastoral ministry; they frequently serve in parishes close to their abbeys or priories.

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Zoltán Balogh23-Jul-2011 04:11
A very nice building in your photograph Michal! V
Marcia Colelli23-Jul-2011 02:07
Beautiful architecture, nice details and composition V
Simon Chandler22-Jul-2011 22:10
Great clarity and perspective. Thanks for the info. v
Jess. ( Lady.D.)22-Jul-2011 21:16
Beautiful architecture and clear sharp image, well captured....
Flora22-Jul-2011 19:57
Beautiful image...super composition, Michal.~V
Guest 22-Jul-2011 19:55
Excellent picture. Nice colors
joseantonio22-Jul-2011 19:33
Very nice Abbey. I like this composition
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