Văratec Monastery

Local nameBiserica Adormirea Maicii Domnului - Mănăstirea Văratec
LocationVăratec, Romania

Văratec Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox women's monastery located in north-eastern part of the country, in Văratec village, Agapia Commune, Neamţ County. It is situated at 12 km from Târgu Neamț and 40 km from Piatra Neamț. It is the largest community of nuns in Romania, with more than 400 nuns living there.

The monastery was founded in 1785 by Schema nun Olimpiada, with her confessor, Father Iosif. In this work, mother Olimpiada was guided by Father Paisius Velichkovsky, hegumen of Neamț Monastery. The monastery was set under the guidance of Agapia Monastery, which was close by, and afterwards the Monastery became an independent monastery in 1839.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Văratec_Monastery

Address (Unnamed Road), Varatec 617013, Romania

Coordinates 47°8'23.103" N 26°16'6.136" E

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