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Monastic Village Văratec

12 June 2015 No Comment

IMG_0423_resizeMonastic village in Văratec is one of the largest villages of its kind in the country and that, not only for the age of the homes and hermitages, is part of our national patrimony. The village consists of 180 houses with flowers in courtyard and porches, breathing purity. Houses were grouped around churches as they were raised (the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1817, the Church of the Transfiguration, 1847, the Church of the Assumption, 1882). In the village, says Reverend Mother Stavrofora Iosefina Giosanu are about 400 nuns who live their life in prayer and work. The youngest nun is 24 years old, the oldest is 96. Monastic houses are modest, with walls colored in white or blue, have 2-3 rooms, a kitchen, heated with wood, are equipped with bathroom with shower, and can accommodate guests. The newest house is built in 2014. Most all houses that are passing of a hundred years are renovated! The nuns have in their care the houses, they renovating them with its own, they maintain them clean. Courts are impeccable. As I learned from Mother Abbess, the village is in the monastery administration. It can provide shelter to those who want to spend time in peace, traditions and customs of the Romanian people that are kept in faith, rightly, in this place full of holiness. Overnight accommodation costs for pilgrims are symbolic, the meals are specific monastic, without meat, cooked by nuns with much love. When you visit Văratec Monastery, you can choose for a mini-holiday, which will surely be an unforgettable stopover, in the monastic village!

 

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