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Welcome to the Female Monastery "St. Archangel Michael" in Berovo

The Monastery “St. Archangel Michael”, located at the exit from Berovo leading to the dam and the lake, was built in the period 1815-1818.The first nuns were the daughter-in-law and the daughter of Friar Risto, a son-in-law of Friar Peco. They had their monastic tonsure (removal of the hair of the head) with a blessing from the Rila Monastery's abbott. Eugenia I was the first abbess of the monastery. At its peak, in the first half of the XX century, the monastery numbered up to sixty nuns, with a rich and developed economy, a theological seminary, a weaving mill, and the first single-phase hydro-power plant in this area was in the monastery. The women monastery within the church played an important role in World War II, as well as in making people literate, since it was exactly there where the first cell school was opened, a period from which a number of old books have been preserved, subject to respect and admiration among the contemporary generations.

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Skopje, Macedonia

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