Monastery of Santa Ana from Orsova

Monastery of Santa Ana from Orsova

admin admin January 4, 2020 Trips

Monastery of Santa Ana is located on the hilltop Santa, which dominates the city Orsova. This monastery has a special history, being founded by the famous journalist Pamfil Seicaru, who fought in Orsova as a young second lieutenant of Infantry 17th Regiment in First World War.

In 1916, this lieutenant was covered with earth with his friends by a shell which exploded a few meters from them. He then decided that when he could afford it, he would build a monastery here as a sign of gratitude to God and in memory of all the fighters fallen in the field of honor for their homeland, Romania.Monastery Sfanta Ana was built between 1936 and 1939, at the time when Pamfil Seicaru was director of the newspaper and deputy of the Romanian Parliament. 

In 1945, with the arrival of the communists, the monastery was transformed into restaurant and discotheque. And in 1990, the monastery of Santa Ana was taken over by the rightful owner who gave back to him the mission for which it had been made. Thus, it was not until December 2, 1990 that the abbey was consecrated by the bishop of Severin Damascus.