Bielany cemetery

This place should be rather called a crypt than a cemetery as it is just small room located under the presbytery of Camaldolese temple at Bielany, where the remains of monks are kept. The hermitage and the crypt exist since the XVII century. In each monk’s cell there is a scull of a dead monk to remind the living about their mortality. For the same purpose there is also a coffin in which the monk will be buried after his death. The founder of this monastery, Mikolaj Wolski, is buried at the entrance to the church under the floor, which shows his humility and repentance.

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