Bierzwnik : 5th International Cloister Goods Fair


Our Association, as usual, co-organised the festive and also the 5th International Cloister Goods Fair. The latter was meant particularly to emphasise Cistercian tradition, represented by still existing abbey in Wąchock (świętokrzyskie province) and their Retreat House in Winniki in Pomorze Zachodnie (Western Pomerania). On the other hand, German associations affiliated with post-Cistercian sites in Chorin and Altfriedland displayed presentations concerning cultural landscape issues. Wide range of cloister goods was provided by nuns from the Orthodox St. Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus. Cloister inspirations in contemporary craftsmanship were discussed by representatives of associations affiliated with German monasteries: post- Dominican in Prenzlau and post-Franciscan in Angermünde.