• Consecration to God through religious votes, which is the basis of community life, the way of contemplation and the source of apostolic fruitfulness;
  • worship to God, in particular, through liturgical worship;
  • the life lived in the Fraternity and Friendship that characterize our contemplative life and constitute our specific witness in the midst of God's people;
  • personal and community commitment to spiritual life and study;
  • zeal for the needs of the Church, with special devotion and fidelity to the Pope.

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.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you”. - St. Augustine’s Confessions (Lib 1,1-2,2.5,5: CSEL 33, 1-5)

We are a community of Augustinian Contemplative Nuns of the Order of St. Augustine - OSA. Our cloistered life carries out through the force of prayer, with the strength of inner loneliness, silence and repentance, to give glory to God and beg the grace of God the invisible, but true and holy, and for the growth of our Order and of all the people of God.