Nestled in the woods of south central Missouri, Presentation of the Virgin Mary is a women’s monastery open to pilgrims and those interested in pursuing the monastic life.

“Today is the preview of the good will of God, of the preaching of the salvation
of mankind. The Virgin appears in the temple of God, in anticipation
proclaiming Christ to all. Let us rejoice and sing to her: Rejoice,
O Divine Fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation!”

— Troparion on the Feast of the Presentation