Conference “Patrimonium, culture and hospitality. Benedicitne monasteries as a place of meeting”. Banska Bystrica  19-20 September 2012

 

Organizers: Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec (Poland)

Partners: Monks of the Order of St. Benedict, Sampor (Slovakia), Hungarian Benedictine Congregation Archabbey Pannonhalma (Hungary), Benedictine Archabbey of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret, Břevnov (The Czech Republic)

 

Program:

19 September – Patrimonium

11.00 – conference opening – Michał Gronowski OSB, PhD.  Rastislav Kožiak, PhD.

11.20–12.30 – part I – chair: R. Kožiak

 

Rule as the Foundation

  1. The Rule of St. Benedict and The Dialogues of St. Gregory – Aleš Vandrovec OSB (Benedictine Archabbey, Břevnov)
  2. The Rule of St. Benedict and secular life – Father Włodzimierz Zatorski OSB (The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec)

 

Long term – Benedictine foundations in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe

  1. Foundations in Poland, Michal Gronowski OSB, PhD. (The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec)
  2. Foundations in Hungary and Slovakia, Vincent Múcska, PhD. (Comenius University, Bratislava)

 

12.30-12.45  – coffee break

12.45-14.00

  1. Foundations in The Czech Republic, Dušan Foltýn, PhD. (Charles University in Prague)

Dissolution, Communism – Liquidation of monasteries and the communist government’s policy towards the religious orders in Czechoslovakia, Norbert Kmeť, PhD. (Institute of Political Science of the SAS, Bratislava)

 

Summary discussion of part I

14.00 – 15.00 – lunch

15.00 – 17.00 – part II – chair: M. Sztwiertnia

 

Art and Architecture

  1. Cloisters of the Benedictine monasteries in medieval Poland – Marcin Szyma, PhD. (Institute of Art History at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
  2. Benedictine monasteries in Slovakia and their heritage values – Michaela Kalinová, PhD. (The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic )
  3. Review of historical reconstruction of the Benedictine monasteries in Slovakia – Naďa Kirinovičová, PhD. (The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic)

 

Material remains

  1. The latest results of archaeological research on Zoboru monastery in Nitra – RNDr. Marián Samuel, PhD. (Institute of Archeology of the SAS, Nitra)
  2. Review of archaeological research on the Benedictine monasteries in contemporary Slovakia – Michal Slivka, PhD. (Comenius University, Bratislava)

 

Summary discussion of part II

 

17.00 – sightseeing of the city of Banská Bystrica

19.00 – dinner

 

20 September – Hospitality

9.30 – 11.15 – part I – chair: Aleš Vandrovec OSB

 

Practice of hospitality

1. Benedictine hospitality in Sampor – Father Jozef Brodňanský OSB (Monastery of Transfiguration in Sampor)

2. Constructive mutuality – experience of the retreat in the Convent of the Annunciation in Biskupów – brother Mateusz Zduński OSB (The Benedictine Abbey in Biskupów)

 

Tourism

  1. Use vs. protection – Sustainable development of the 1000 years old Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma – Ákos Pottyondy (Benedictine Archaebbey, Pannonhalma)
  2. The development of tourism in the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec – Marta Sztwiertnia (The Benedictine Institute of Culture, Tyniec)
  3. Benedictine traditions and the development of tourism in the Czech Republic – ???

 

Summary discussion of part I

 11.15 – 11.45 – coffee break

11.45 – 13.30 – part II – chair: M. Gronowski OSB

 

Education

  1. Pannonhalma and education – Juhász-Laczik Albin OSB (Benedictine Archaebbey, Pannonhalma)
  2. The development of museum education in the Benedictine monasteries, with particular focus on the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec – Marta Sztwiertnia (The Benedictine Institute of Culture, Tyniec)

 

Infrastructure

  1. Reconstruction of the Great Ruin in the years 2006 – 2008 in the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec and the visions and plans for the future – Brother Joseph Kanika OSB (Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec)
  2. Renewal of Benedictine life in Slovakia – Brother Michal Mária Kukuča OSB (Monastery of Transfiguration in Sampor)

 

Summary discussion of part II

13.30 – lunch

14.30 – visiting the castle „Pustý hrad” (Zvolen) – www.pustyhrad.com

 

Venue: Štátna vedecká knižnica v Banskej Bystrici (The State Scientific Library in Banska Bystrica) – www.svkbb.eu

Accommodation: Kláštor Premenenia Pána v Sampore, Študentské domovy Univerzity Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici (Monastery of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Sampor, Dormitories of the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica)

 

Persons who are not giving lectures but wishing to participate, please contact kultura@bik.benedyktyni.pl