Monaster bazyliański w Barze w świetle wizytacji z lat 1820 i 1823
The Basilian Monastery in Bar in the light of 1820 and 1823 visitations
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The history of the Bar monastery, both Orthodox and Catholic, is still waiting for an in-depth study. As dispersed archive documents are found, there emerges a fuller picture of an important institution in the history of the education system in Podolia. Visitation reports show several forms of the monastery’s activity: education, charity, pastoral ministry and economic activity. They provide information about the number, education and competences of the monastics as well as the school curriculum, number and origin of the pupils, lay teachers. The documents also make it possible to establish the contents of and analyse the monastery’s book collection as well as textbooks and teaching aids. In addition, they reveal the funds at the disposal of one of the wealthiest monasteries in the region. The visitors also compiled a full list of the monastery’s subjects and their obligations as well as the Basilians’ economic activities. The documents in question make it possible to present the situation of the Bar congregation a dozen or so years before its dissolution.
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