Located by the sea, near the port, many sailors and fishermen came to the church and were happy to donate and repair it. That's why the monastery was named St. Nicholas, the patron saint of travelers and sailors.
Trogir nunneries are the guardians of the Kairos collection, which, with its wealth of works of art and objects, tells the almost millennia-old fundamental history of the monastery.
For the existence of the monastery of St. Nicholas is worthy of the Benedictine St. Ivan of Trogir, who was later elected bishop. The core of the monastery was created next to the church of St. Dujma in the port near the Lord's Gate, which was donated by the local nobles for the purpose of establishing a monastery. At the end of the 16th century, a belfry was erected in the central atrium of the monastery, and an older Greek inscription was built into the wall of the atrium - the first document of the Trogir archive in stone.
Monastery of St. Nicholas
From the Greek foundations until today, the monastery squeezed against the city ramparts expanded, moved the city gates, even changed its name. The original name of St. Dujma was replaced by the name of St. Nicholas.
The life that began in the monastery with the entry of the first abbess Euphemia and her sisters, has not ended 950 years later. Throughout history, they have played an important role in their city in the field of spirituality and culture.
The church next to which the monastery was built was then located outside the city walls. Over the years, a whole series of buildings, different elements of houses, city gates, defensive walls and towers have sprung up around the church, along with the city ramparts themselves, which together form an exceptional combination of architecture that stretches back to the 11th century. The monastery's collection is known for its Kairos exhibits, and it also preserves numerous works of art, books and various fragments from the church.
Our place and location
It is enough to cross just one small bridge and you will find yourself in the middle of the Romanesque city, in an enchanted labyrinth of beauty, whose streets have existed for more than 3600 years.
Ever since the time of the ancient Greeks, Trogir has been an inspiration to artists and craftsmen who lived here and created their works. With its more than a thousand years of existence and the masters who lived in Trogir, it has created a real little treasure of cultural monuments. The picturesque stone old town with numerous monuments awakens in everyone the feeling of traveling through time. In 1997, UNESCO included Trogir on the list of protected cultural monuments.
Everything you want to know about our community and life, don't hesitate to ask. By learning about our life, you will understand why it is nice to be a Benedictine.