Summary Page: Current House
Name: Krakow (Zwierzyniec), St. Augustine and St. John the Baptist
Circary: Unaffiliated (in Poland)
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kraków
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 341/9)
Elm Number: 372 (This listing and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995, is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfuerst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 284-285.)
The abbey was founded in the year 1162 and since 1596 has been under the authority of the bishops of Krakow. The sisters continued to live according the our Order's Rule. This house was never suppressed, but during the era when Poland was under Russian domination, many of its possessions were looted.
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