A Traditional Orthodox Women's Monastery
Orthodox Church in AmericaDiocese of the South



St. Seraphim of Sarov Retreat Center

In order to serve better the Orthodox Communities in Texas and beyond, the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery has entered into an effort to convert the existing barn on the property into the St. Seraphim of Sarov Retreat Center that will allow for the accommodation of more visitors and guests, more retreats and seminars, and a better work shop facility for candle making and other products made here by the nuns.

This will also provide another very important dimension that the nuns need for their ascetical life and that is having complete privacy in their home.  The sisters will be able to offer hospitality in the Retreat Center, and guests attending services may enter the chapel in the main house directly from outside.  

The first floor of the finished building will have a large meeting room, full kitchen with pantry, restrooms, office, workroom, a guest room, full heating and cooling system, new septic system, and grading and landscaping with more parking and equipment storage. An additional phase in the future will provide for the second floor to be finished out, with additional guest rooms and storage and a large covered patio on the east side of the building.