Protection of the Virgin Mary Monastery (Weatherby, Missouri)
|Protection of the Virgin Mary Monastery
|New Gracanica and Midwestern America, Serbian
Protection of the Virgin Mary Monastery is a monastic community for women in the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, in the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. It had been the Presentation of the Virgin Mary Monastery in Marshfield, MO, in the Diocese of the Midwest in the Orthodox Church in America, until the nuns, having increased in age, relocated to live at the same campus as the Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete and the St. Xenia Sisterhood in Weatherby, MO, and by 2018 had also moved under the omophor of His Grace Bishop Longin of the Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America.
The community was founded September 15, 1998, in Ohio under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest (now Archbishop), and in 2006 moved to Marshfield, Missouri, with the gift of land and as a response to the lay desire to have a monastic presence in southern Missouri.