Welcome to The Poustinia

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Glory to Jesus Christ!
Слава Ісусу Христу!

“Welcome one another just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:7)

Our community is an Orthodox-Catholic contemplative bi-ritual religious institution, located on Ploss Lake in the Village of Oxford, about 50 miles north of Detroit, Michigan.

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On 24 October (6 November), 2013, the community was established for the glory of Jesus Christ and dedicated to Mary the Mother of God under the title of Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow.

The Feast of the Icon of Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow commemorates the healing from sickness of a woman named Euphymia (sister of Patriarch Joachim) received after obeying a voice telling her to find this icon and have the priest celebrate a Molieben with blessing of water.  This miracle occurred on October 24, 1688.

Through our life of prayer and work, we strive to serve the Lord and propagate our faith and its teachings for ourselves and our posterity, uniting together exclusively for the worship of God in the Holy Trinity; for the receiving of the Holy Mysteries; for the observance of the faith, morals and discipline of the Orthodox-Catholic Church of America.

We deeply appreciate your kind generosity!

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“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Please consider making a gift to help foster the development of a contemporary monastic spirituality responsive to today’s society. Your financial support is greatly needed and appreciated!  The Poustinia is supported solely through the kind and generous offerings of its friends.  The Orthodox Catholic Monastery of Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are confidential and tax-deductible. 

To make a safe and secure offering to the monastery, please click Donate (button below).  Donations can be made via PayPal or any major credit card (a PayPal account is not required).  

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5 thoughts on “Welcome to The Poustinia

  1. Dear Father Vladimir, congratulations for this beautiful website! I am happy that the Poustinia does this work for Christ.
    May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His most Holy Mother, bless you and the good work of your hands always.

    Blessings in Christ,
    + Marius

  2. Do you sell beeswax candles that you make at your monastery ? If yes, does the beeswax come from your grounds ? If it does not come from your grounds, is it 100% beeswax from local beekeepers/USA beekeepers ? Thanks !

  3. Please sign me up. I am an Orthodox Christain belonging the church of “Unexpected Joy” in Ash Grove Mo. My patron saint and christain name is Serafim. I was so glad to find this site. I live along, as my wife departed/reposed on May 8, 2008. I wish to live as a recluse, as I am now. Thank you

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