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Cistercian Order originates from Egipt, Siria and Palestine and quickly spread to Europe.
St. Benedikt has Big impression on that order
and his motto was 'Ora et labora ' - Pray and Work.Benedictine monasteries were centres of catholic culture in Middle Ages.

Cistercian Abbey was built in 1132 .It was hardly damaged in second half of 16.century.
Renovation began in 1898 and life in abbey revived.There are not many monks in Sticna today but it is spiritual and cultural centre.

Besides the great Basilica the best known part of abbey is Krizni hodnik - Cross-shaped corridor.It has Roman base but early Gothic style is prevailing.

You can attend multimedia presentation about history and life in Abbey.

Monk Simon Asic was very well known herbalist. His recipes for herbal medicine were published in many books.

In the Abbey yard you can find Herbal Farmacy where you can buy many really good
things that are good for health - many sorts of tea, tintures,ointments,healing clay....

Address: Sticna 17
Directions: Highway Ljubljana - Zagreb, exit Ivancna Gorica , then follow signs for Samostan Sticna.
Phone: 386 1 787 71 00
Website: http://www.burger.si/Sticna/Sticna_samostan_vhod.html

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2004
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