Our Lady of the Angels Monastery

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, central Virginia, Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is the youngest house of our Order in the U.S.  In this setting, the Cistercian School of Love continues to flourish.  At present we are 12 Sisters from all over the U.S. and beyond. Through our contemplative life, we participate in the mission of Christ and his Church. Following the Benedictine tradition of work and prayer in community, we make cheese as our means of self-support.

We offer private retreats in our two guest cottages on our property. When you visit Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, you can read and pray, walk in the fields and woods, and enjoy the quiet beauty of the Virginia countryside.

Visitors to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery are also invited to join in the prayer of our community in the chapel. We welcome all guests as Christ—and consider hospitality an important aspect of our Christian monastic life.

Upper age limit for candidates to join our community is 40. Come and see!

Contact Us

Vocation Director
Sister Maria

3365 Monastery Dr.
Crozet, VA