Church of Blazena Ozana
Church of Blazena Ozana
4.5

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Caroline M
Warwickshire73 contributions
Aug 2015
An interesting experience learning about Blessed Ozana and seeing her remains in the glass covered coffin in the church.

We came across the church by accident and I asked the lady in the church who Blessed Ozana was, and tried to find out her story- the lady in the church was unwilling to tell me anything unless I bought a Kotor guide for 7 Euros which I didn't want.....so we left the church.

I then asked one of the girls in the Adventure Montenegro office (they are fantastic) who gave me a locals account of the legend as follows:

Blessed Ozanna lived in the 16th century and was from a poor family in the mountains but had many visions and wanted to come to Kotor to be a nun. She came to Kotor and started to help the poor people by taking from rich. At some point she was stopped and challenged but said she was carrying only roses - and miraculously all her goods she was carrying turned to roses. She lived as a hermit in a cell in the hills and is credited with saving the city from attack by Barbarossa.

For a more detailed account visit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osanna_of_Cattaro

The door of the church described her life story (we didn't know that at the time though !!!)
She was formally beatified in 1934
Written September 3, 2015
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Petru V
Port St Francis, South Africa259 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
A beautiful old church in the center of Kotor old town,that was built in 1221 on the site of a 6th-century basilica. This is not something you’ll want to skip. This Catholic Church is distinguished by impressive 20th-century bronze doors covered in bas-reliefs, depicting the life of Ozana of Cattaro. And in a glass coffin containing the body of Blessed Osanna of Cattaro (1493–1565). She was what is known as an anchoress, choosing to be walled into a small cell attached to a church so as to devote her life to prayer.
Written June 13, 2017
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Angela J
Melbourne, Australia144 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
The beautiful door tells a story that was explained to us by our guide. The church opens to the public at 9am. No entrance fee.
It is small and holds some precious pieces.the alter is typical of the time. The person on duty sells books on kotor and enjoys speaking about the church.
Written September 20, 2015
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,145 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We came across this church (which was marked on our map as St. Mary's) as we were wandering through the Old Town. It was closed then (and the couple other times we walked by during our stay in Kotor) but the intricate metal doors still attracted our attention. The church exterior is small, but we were happy that we'd stopped by if only for a few minutes to look at and examine its impressive doors.
Written September 19, 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This small church sits on the site of a church which dates to the 500 AD era. The present church dates to about mid 1200's. The frescoes are Greek and estimates put the paintings at about the 14th century. It is a treat to see them, or what remains of them.

The glass coffin contains the remains of a very special saint (1493-1565) who started life as a sheep herder and household domestic. At age 22, she answered the call and became a nun. She chose to be walled into a small cell attached to a church so as to devote her life to prayer.

Her prayers for peace, people, and the community of Kotor are said to have been answered when an Ottoman invasion was thwarted during her lifetime.

No simple feat, she is in line for canonization as a true saint.

The docent at the church made this all the more meaningful. Pictures are allowed. The fragile nun wears a mask but her hand bones, turned brown with age, still clasp her rosary.
Written August 4, 2016
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,669 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This church has an other name: Sveti Maria. It’s from the 13th century, it was built in the Byzantine-Roman style. IT’s a simple church but it’s worth a short visit because of its original frescos. It’s free.
Written September 26, 2023
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Cristinel
Romania196 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It worth a visit, anyway will be a short one, as long as the church is very tiny. Impressive what left from originally wall paintings.
Written July 4, 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Jul 2022
One of the churches of the old town. Beautiful, but not out of the ordinary. It is worth a short visit.
It also has an alternative name, Church of St. Mary of the Sea.
Written July 29, 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,431 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
The architecture of the door was stunning. The detail. Nice building but always appeared to be closed. We tried a few times. Even if you can't get inside, worth a look from the outside.
Written August 27, 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,599 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is the first church we saw when we walked into the town. We thought it was beautiful, with great architecture. The inside was also superb.
Written September 13, 2020
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Church of Blazena Ozana, Kotor