“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5, 7)


         Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,


        With the help of God, in January 2019, monastic life has begun in the monastery which moved from New York state to Allegan, MI and is dedicated to the Protection of the Mother of God and to Saint John Jacob from Neamt (1913-1960).

       When the Monastery bought the Allegan property from Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral, there were not sufficient funds to make the whole payment and the Monastery still has a debt of approximately $70.000 to the Cathedral.

       With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae, we invite and entreat you to participate in the supporting of this holy house of prayer so that all our Romanian brothers and sisters living far from their native country may rediscover their spiritual roots in the atmosphere of a monastery much like the ones in their homeland. We also hope that our brethren from other nations and faiths may discover the joyous life in Christ as it is lived in the communities of love and brotherhood of the monasteries.

         Helping a monastery is a rare and unique opportunity full of blessings! When you support the founding of a holy monastery for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ it is a blessing for the salvation of your soul. Your family members and friends as well as your departed loved ones will benefit from the ceaseless prayers of the sisters of the monastery. Furthermore, your children and future generations will be grateful for this holy place built with your sacrifice, a place where people can draw closer to our Heavenly Father and can deepen their understanding of the purpose of life in an atmosphere permeated with the spiritual fragrance of prayer, meditation, study and work in the midst of nature.

         Through your donation you can become founders of the first and the only women’s monastery of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas.


         Please help spread the news of this new monastery to all your loved ones!


         We thank you for your willingness to support our monastery dedicated to the Mother of God and we pray that our Most Holy Theotokos may protect you from all evil with her precious veil and that Saint John Jacob may intercede before the Most Holy Trinity for the salvation of your souls!




   The foundation of the new building with rooms for the monks.





You can now make a tax deductible donation to the Protection of the Mother of God monastery either by credit/debit card or with your PayPal account. You can also send a check/money order to our address shown below.


Protection of the Mother of God Monastery

4160 102nd Ave, Allegan, MI, 49010




Saint Xenia secretly helping in the building of a church