Komańcza Monastery

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Komancza Monastery
Congregatio Sanctae Familiae de Nazareth in Komańcza
Location Komańcza,
Bieszczady Mountains
Country Poland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Style Swiss
Specifications
Materials wood, bricks

The Monastery of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Komańcza (Polish: Klasztor Zgromadzenia Sióstr Najświętszej Rodziny z Nazaretu w Komańczy, Klasztor nazaretanek) opened in May 1928. It was established as a house of the Assembly of Nuns of the Holy Family of Nazareth, in the diocese of Przemyśl. At the beginning of 1927 in a rented house lived five sisters, working mainly in the parish church and the vestry. The Swiss-style building with the brick ground flour and wooden upper floors was built on a mountain meadow by the builders from Rymanów in 1929, and consecrated in 1931. During the Nazi German occupation in the monastery quartered German soldiers. At the same time nuns hid wanted priests and Jewish people.

From 29th Oct 1955 to 28th Oct 1956 in the monastery was interned Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.

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Coordinates: 49°20′57″N 22°04′30″E / 49.34917°N 22.07500°E / 49.34917; 22.07500