Uniontown, Pennsylvania: The Sisters of Saint Basil and Mount Saint Macrina House of Prayer
About The Order of The Sisters of Saint Basil:
The Order was founded in the 4th Century through the inspiration of Saint Basil and his sister, Saint Macrina. It is an international religious Order of the Eastern Catholic Church (in full Communion with Rome).
Late in 1933, the Sisters purchased a portion of the property of a local coal barron and named the monastery Mount St. Macrina.
From that time on, a Labor Day weekend Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was initiated and continues to the present.
About the Monasteries in Uniontown:
A larger monastery was built in the mid 1960″s and the former monastery is now the House of Prayer, a place of spiritual renewal.
Mount St. Macrina features beautiful grounds for retreatants and visitors alike. Day pilgrims are welcome, as well as groups.
The Gift Shop is open Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
There is also a large cemetery and mausoleum, both open to the public and surrounded by meditation gardens.
In 1971, the Sisters completed construction of Mount Macrina Manor Nursing Home. It is a skilled care, therapy and dementia-care facility with 139 beds.
Traveling to the Mount St. Macrina House of Prayer:
Address: 500 West Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401
GPS coordinates: 39° 54′ 34.5600” N, 79° 44′ 37.9752” W
Tel: +1 (724) 438-8644 Fax: +1 (724) 438-8660
e-mail: use the contact form on their website.
Click here for the official website of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil
Photos used with permission of Fr. Andrew Deskevich
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2 thoughts on “Uniontown, Pennsylvania: The Sisters of Saint Basil and Mount Saint Macrina House of Prayer”
I was wondering if it was possible for prayers to be said for me at the shrine. I am facing a mammogram with a possible mass. I understand St. MACRINA may intervention. Thank you.
Suggest that you put in a prayer request on the Shrine’s website….there is a prayer request box at the bottom of their home page.