Monastery / Church
Titular Saint: The Entry of Virgin Mary into the Church
The monastic settlement from Cârcea, dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great and to the feast in the honour of The Entry of Virgin Mary into the Church, is located about ten kilometers from the town of Craiova.
The foundation stone was laid in 1957, but the place was consecrated only in 1992 by Metropolitan Bishop of Oltenia Nestor Vornicescu.
Today it functions as a monastery for nuns, the community being led by the nun Eleonora Cristofir.
The history of the place says that here, centuries ago, it was a monastic settlement for monks.
There is also a large stone cross, with Cyrillic inscriptions, not far from the entrance to the present church.