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Augustians' church of St. Catherine of Alexandria

The church along with the monastery of the order of St. Augustine is an example of the Gothic monastic buildings complex. Its construction is connected with the arrival of the members of the order of St. Augustine, brought by king Kazimierz the Great in 1342. The interior of the church is plain and simple, opposite to the Mariacki church and the Corpus Christi which were built in the same style but differ greatly from St. Catherine's church. The most valuable pieces of art in the church are: the three-story main altar, with the painting of Andrzej Wenesta and the grave of Wawrzyniec Jordan, made by Santi Gussi.

The monastery is located north of the church. The monastery walls have many interesting frescos such as "Misericordia Domini", "The Crucifixion" and the most important, the painting of the Virgin Mary of Compassion, located in the chapel. It is probably the oldest miraculous depiction of the Virgin Mary in Poland.

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