The Monasteries
Pătrunsa Skete


Access: DN 67 Rm. Vâlcea-Tg. Jiu 30 km, turn right at Bârzeşti on DJ 646E 8 km. Then make 3,5 km on the path. 


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Monastic Life: Monks with community life.

Abess: Protosinghellos Varsanufie Gherghel. 

Telephone: 0723/572894. 

Titular Saint: „Saint Parascheva " (14 oct.). 

History: It was built as a skete in 1740 by Bishop Clement of Ramnic, in remembrance of his mother´s birth, Paraschiai Modoran from Pietrarii de Jos, who went to the mountain fearing the Turkish invasion. In 1895 the skete was abandoned. It was reopened between 1934 and 1935 and re-hallowed in 1936. It was restored between 1963 - 1977 and 1975 to 1990. Between 2000 and 2005, a new church had been built.

Historical Monument

Miracle-working spring


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