Bosjökloster church
built in sandstone as an abbey in the 1100s. The tower was added in the 1850's.

September 1, 2011: After a visit to Bosjökloster I go out for a visit to what was the abbey church, but is now independent of the castle. On nun grave yard on the north side are tombstones with circular top, from the beginning set for buried nuns. On some is a year, but they are from after the time as monestary so they were probably reworked. Inside the church is the cantor practicing, I walk around in the church to the beautiful organ music. The church was built in the mid 1100's, the tower is much later, in the 1850s, when the church was restored. A beautiful 1500's altarpiece adorns the altar, Jesus is taken down from the cross. A font of sandstone from the 15th century. The pulpit from the late 16th century was for a long time cut, but has been put together to once again be a pulpit. Bench rows from about 1600 are interesting, on the front benches are the noble families' arms and initials. Inside the church are gravestones from 16-17 centuries. Cantor ends, I go out to explore the cemetery. Taking note of a gravestone "here rest we three siblings small in the graves tysa habitation ...", what does tysa mean? Could it be a misspelling of (tysta) silence?

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