St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery is a women's monastic community of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, under the omophorion of His Eminence, Archbishop BENJAMIN. The Monastery was founded in 1992 and has been located in Santa Paula, California, since late 2005.
We strive daily to live out the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in community, seeking to love God and neighbor through prayer, hospitality and labor.
***July 16, 2021 Please enjoy our July Newsletter. We will be resuming our Friends of the Monastery Gathering at the end of this month-- on Sunday, July 25th. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. 4pm presentation; 5pm Vespers; 6pm potluck. Our featured speaker will be V. Rev. John Finley. His talk is entitled "Creating a False Utopia: St Nikolai's Words for Us Today."
***May 8, 2021 Pascha Newsletter 2021
***May 2, 2021 Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!
***March 3, 2021 Please enjoy what we are calling our February- March edition of our Monastery Newsletter. We wish you all a blessed Lenten season!
***January 28, 2021 Please enjoy reading our January Newsletter here.
***December 30, 2020 Christ is born! Glorify Him! Here is the monastery Christmas Newsletter.
***October 28, 2020 The October newsletter is available here.
***September 24, 2020 The September edition of the monastery newsletter is available here.