A skete in Romania

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 Saint 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 Saint Elijah.

The Sisters live in separate hermitages, in accordance with the primitive Rule of Carmel. They assemble for prayer in a little wooden church dedicated to the Transfiguration. Meals and community activities take place in the main house. A guesthouse is available for a small number of retreatants.

On September 14, 2019, the Carmelite Skite of Stânceni dedicated to the Holy Cross was erected as a Major Archiepiscopal Sanctuary by Cardinal Lucian, Major Archbishop of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church.


Schitul Sfânta Cruce 

str. Gudea nr. 281
547575 Stânceni (Mures)

Tel.: +40 265 719 914 ; +40 740 880 125
E-mail: schitulstanceni@yahoo.fr

Stanceni is in Transylvania, not far from Moldavia, 300 km north of Bucharest, 85 km from Targu-Mures. The railway station in Stanceni is on the Brasov-Deda line.