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The 800th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Benedictine Abbey at Skalka, near Trenčín Issue number
813
Date of issue
21.03.2024
Face value
1.50 €
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1.50 €

     The ruins of this smallish monastery on the right bank of the Váh, just below the steep walls of a limestone crag, are located in an area called Veľká Skalka.  The monastery buildings were created as an extension to a cave in the rock massif, which formed the cult centre of the compound.  Tradition has it that the cave was inhabited by Benedict, a monk from the Zobor Monastery, who lived there as a hermit in the 11th century – perhaps in the early 1030s. He followed the example of his teacher, Svorad, who also lived as a hermit...

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