We have chosen short testimonies about people somehow involved in Katarínka.


Volunteer testimonies

We have selected short testimonies about volunteers who were in Katarínka and have completed a two-week camp:

Katarínka has always a different atmosphere, different mood, and everyone finds what he/she needs right now. For some, it is community or meaningful work, for other a favorite place, God’s closeness or just a quiet corner somewhere in the dark.

Zuzka Zoya Barochová
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I can tell you that it was difficult to get used to the Katarínka way of life, but it was surprisingly difficult to get used to the return to civilization after two weeks, as I sometimes call this civilized world.
It was a shock for me to hold my cell phone after two weeks in my hands, watch the quantum of incoming SMS messages.

Kristína “Marimi” Mikušová Kollárová
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Why I like Katarínka? Why I work as a volunteer? Why am I glad to come back here? … It’s not just because of the genius loci of Katarínka. She is for me everywhere where are my friends from the Katarínka project. Katarínka connects us and is in us. And it carries all the most important things for life. It is needed to be open for them. Who searches, that finds. For the truth begins in a couple. In the community we find and recognize ourselves. And when I start to get to know myself, then I can better get to know others…

Ján “Kvintus” Klein
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Indeed, Katarínka is more than just saving the ruins of the church and the monastery. The work on Katarínka gives only the basis for things that go beyond what we can see and hear and what we can touch… and even what we can say. These are treasures that we can only experience and carry them in ourselves. And even where they “will not hurt nor the rust, nor where the thieves do not fight and steal…”

Monika “Minea” Šumichrastová Kádeková
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Visitor testimonials

You wrote to us during tower visit or send a feedback via email the following:


Experts testimonials

We have experts around Katarínka who cover scientific work and research at Katarínka. Without them we would not be able restore the tower and could not continue with archaeological research.

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