The community of Holy Annunciation Monastery lives according to its own unique, approved Typicon, which unites the spiritual tradition of Carmel with richness drawn from the Eastern and Western monastic traditions, the shared heritage of the universal Church.
Since the first centuries of the Church, men and women have felt called to imitate Jesus, the Incarnate Word who took on the condition of a servant. They wanted to follow him by living in a particularly radical way, being united to him in the possible closest way through monastic profession. By becoming bearers of the Cross (staurophoroi), they desired to become bearers of the Spirit (pneumatophoroi), capable of endowing history with hidden fruitfulness by unceasing praise and intercession, by spiritual counsels and works of charity.
Eastern monasticism is marked by a desire to transfigure the world and life itself and always emphasized conversion, self-
The charism of St. Teresa of Avila is fundamentally an ecclesial one and Holy Annunciation Monastery was founded by and for the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic and the Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh.
The place of honor and of great respect occupy for us the rules composed by the great founders of monastic life in which they intended to unfold the Gospel and to clarify its implications for daily life. Among them are the prominent figures of the Eastern and Western monasticism that include St. Pachomius the Great, St. Anthony the Great, St. Basil the Great, St. Benedict, St. Bernard as well as St. Teresa of Avila and St. Therese of Child Jesus.
Holy Annunciation Monastery
403 West County Road
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
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