Lubin Abbey  

Lubiń Abbey is exceptional in many ways – its history is perfectly preserved not only in documents but also in its walls. The work of the monks living in there after the Second World War can be given as an example of life according to the rule of their patron Saint Benedict: prayer and work. Their efforts have revived the monastery and the church to their former glory. Lubiń monks and laymen staying in the abbey on a temporaryl basis can practice meditation at the Centre for Christian Meditation. This work was crowned in the recognition of Lubiń Abbey as a Historic Monument in 2009.

Lubiń Abbey possesses a unique, when compared to other convents in Poland, well-kept written history. It is also one of the longest active monasteries in Poland, where the periods of suspension were short. Not only do source documents speak of the abbey’s historical and cultural value  but so does  the church and its fittings, which is preserved in an excellent state despite many adversities. Through its multi-styled structure the building reflects the changing history of the abbey. The church does not only store memories about rulers and abbots in its walls, but here rests also the blessed brother Bernard of Wąbrzeźno. The monastery walls  also recall the visit of Adam Mickiewicz and Cardinal Stanisław Wyszyński, the Polish Primate. The monks have tended the abbey parish  since the 13th century, the witness of which is the perfectly preserved, Saint Leonard Church in its baroque guise. Two very interesting sites appeared near Lubiń in the 20th century: The General Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park and an open-air film museum. An agro-ecological park, created in 1992, is also located nearby. In this way the agricultural appearance of this land, created through  the trials of its landlord in the 1820s, has been preserved. Living in Turew, Dezydery Chłapowski introduced the latest agricultural innovations. Thanks to his achievements Chłapowski was invited to prepare land-ownership plans   for peasants  in the Grand Duchy of Posen. The picture of the Polish landed gentry, narrated by the park landscape  can be completed with an insight into their everyday life  through a visit to the “Soplicowo” open-air film museum in Cichowo. A complete tourist and entertainment centre, connected  with both the history of this land and Polish literature, has been created there.