Romanian diocese building nursing home named for St. Ephraim the New

Suceava, Suceava County, Romania, January 18, 2024

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On Sunday, January 14, the site of a future Church-run nursing home was blessed in Suceava, Romania.

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Calinic of Suceava, a group of priests consecrated the foundation stone for the institution, which will be named in honor of St. Ephraim the New, a Greek martyr of the 14th century who miraculously revealed his relics in 1950.

The site for the future home, which will be able to accommodate up to 85 people at a time, is in the direct vicinity of Teodoreni Monastery. The complex will also include a clinic, cafeteria, church, and funeral chapel.

The consecration was attended by employees of the Suceava Archdiocese, employees of the nearby St. John the New nursing home, monks from Teodoreni Monastery, and local faithful.

Speaking about the blessed new work, Fr. Justin Nistoroaea, director of the St. John the New home, said:

I have faith that God will continue to help us so that we can achieve this, a home and a church next to a beautiful monastery, a home and a church inside a beautiful parish... Let us allow ourselves to be conquered by God, let us obey God and pray to God, that in everything we succeed, be healthy, and carry out this work.

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