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Our Convent
A brother is a better defenсe than a strong city, and a friend is like the bars of a castle.
(Proverbs 18:19)

Our Convent is the place where we come in order to live in accordance with God's commandments and to fulfil God's will.

Ideally, a convent is an image of God’s love, and everyone here is supposed to rise above her limitations and weaknesses in order to reach the unity which Jesus Christ prayed for in Gethsemane.

A convent is a family united around God. The members of this family are very different and come from diverse backgrounds, and it is in the convent where they learn to love each other and pray for each other. Through this effort they gradually develop perfect love and prayerful concern for every living being and all humankind.

A convent is also an army, inasmuch as its soldiers must be ready for unconditional obedience to God’s command and for the daily battle against sin, relying on the armour of God.

St Elisabeth Convent was founded in 1999 on the basis of the Sisterhood of Saint Elisabeth. Currently, there are over 100 nuns in the Convent. Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok has been the spiritual father of the Convent since the very beginning of its existence. Our spiritual beacons, both in the everyday life of the Convent and in the ways we interact with the world, have been SS Martha and Mary Convent founded by Grand Princess Elisabeth in Moscow, as well as St John the Baptist Monastery in Essex, the UK, founded by Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov).

Please support us with your prayers, and may God bless you!

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