O Holy Great Martyr Barbara, pray to God for us...

St. Barbara Monastery
is currently still closed to visitors
until further notice.
The monastery bookstore/ giftshop is still available online.

Thank you for your understanding.

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.  

The Sisters maintain a regular cycle of daily liturgical services and partly earn their living growing lavender and producing lavender products, giving retreats, producing icon  greeting cards, and operating a small bookstore and online gift shop where local honey is sold. 

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.

Latest News

***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.
***August 26, 2020 Enjoy the August Newsletter  here
***July 23, 2020 The July Monastery Newsletter is available here. We regret that there will be no Gathering of the Friends of the Monastery this month.

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