Our monastic community is a Foundation of the Monastery of Saint Lucia in Selci, Rome.
In 1997 the Augustinian Community of Saint Lucia in Selci accepted the advice of the Most Reverend Father Miguel Angel Orcasitas Gomez, Prior General O.S.A., about a new foundation in the post-communist mission ground where the majority of the population follow the Orthodox confession.
Mother Sofia Carnevale, Prioress of the Saint Lucia Monastery, and Sister Lucy Gray, with the favorable opinion of the Community, leave for Romania to accept the offer of the Archbishop of Bucharest, Monsignor Ioan Robu, who makes available his retreat house in the City of Câmpina.
On April 29, 2000, the small monastery was inaugurated and dedicated to "Santa Rita da Cascia". It is the first Contemplative Community in Romania.
A Romanian family generously donates land on the hill of Câmpina near their home and helps the community
in the construction of the Sanctuary of St. Rita and a Monastery for the Nuns, now almost at the end.
The Community continues its journey anchored to the Word of God and opens every day to the action of the Holy Spirit in the service of praising the Lord with the People of God, according to Augustinian spirituality. During the year, the community organizes, together with parish priests, a vocational meeting with young people and families. It shares the faith and life of fraternity both with Catholics and with the Orthodox who participate in its Eucharistic celebration.
2012: The community consists of six nuns of solemn vows and a sister professing simple vows: three are Rumanian, four Filipinas. We also have two Romanian aspirants.