Nestled in the rolling hills of northwestern Indiana, far away from the noise and bustle of big cities,on a spaces piece of wooded land that
resembles the fertile regions of Shumadija ,lies the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Although the monastery was build and consecrated in 1994, the idea of a Serbian monastery in America was conceived much earlier
andwas beyond any doubt guided by the Will of God. It was a reflection and the realization of a long-time wish of mother Evpraskija(Paunovic) ,
who later become the first abbess of the monastery.
Together with hieromonk Gabriel and sisters Paraskeva and Antonina and with blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan,
Mother Evparaksija searched for a way to found a monastic community in North America that would reflect the way of life of such holy places as
Zhicha ,Studenica and Ljubostinja, and other old Serbian monasteries.
The funds for building the monastery came as a gift from God:
a devout Russian woman and a great friend of the Serbian people left the sisterhood a substantial amount of money for the monastery building fund.
By Divine Providence , the monastery never lacked benefactors and donors.
The Monastery was consecrated on June 19, 1994 , on the Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
Holy liturgy was served by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Pavle together with several bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church
and numerous priests and hieromonks from both Serbia and the diaspora, in the presence of many faithful people.
32787 Early Road, New Carlisle,IN 46552 The Monastery runs according to the Central Time Zone-Chicago time.