Monday, March 27, 2017

Suzana Monastery...

Suzana Monastery is located on Teleajenului Valley, at a distance of 40 km from the city Valenii de Munte and 14 km from the city Maneciu, in a splendid natural environment.

In 1740, a faithful believer from Sacele Brasov, named Suzana Arsicu, built a beams church. After a century, the wooden church that was dedicated to St. Nicholas, because of bad times, has come to be unusable and was changed in 1840 with another church, built of stone at the initiative of Bishop Chesarie of Buzau and the believers, with the Superior, Sister Suzana Albulet. But this church lasted only 40 years, being devastated in the earthquake in 1838.

In 1880 was initiated the construction of the current church wall (the second of the Ascension monastery). The construction was completed on July 25, 1882 and is dedicated to "St. Nicholas", as confirmed by the inscription. 
In 1971 a fire which occurred in November and devastated the small church which as built in 1911, the tower and the abbey.