A skete in Romania
© Monastère Saint-Élie
In response to an invitation from the Greek Catholic Metropolitan in Romania, Monsignor Lucian Muresan, on September 14, 1994, the feast of the Triumph of the Cross, the Monastery of St. Elijah laid the foundations of a skete in Stanceni, a village set in the Carpathian Mountains. The Skete is dedicated to the Holy Cross which unites all Christians as they await the resurrection.
Situated on the outskirts of a village whose inhabitants are Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant, it is a place of prayer for Unity. It is about 15 km from the Orthodox Monastery in Toplita, a monastery dedicated to St. Elijah.
The Sisters live in separate hermitages, in accordance with the primitive Rule of Carmel. They assemble for prayer in a little wooden chapel dedicated to the Transfiguration. Meals and community activities take place in the main house. A guesthouse is available for a small number of retreatants.