Who are we?

The Convent

ornament1By the grace of God and prayers of our beloved Abbot, His Grace Bishop Youssef, St. Mary Convent established its first branch and officially opened its doors in Daytona, Florida in 2006 welcoming consecrated sisters from Egypt.

Coptic Monasticism

ornament1Coptic Monasticism’s strong and beautiful history carries with it a stream of Saints whose lives attest to a profound love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Mary & St. Demiana

ornament1 Our beloved and holy Mother Saint Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos), was born to devout parents in the city of Nazareth.

HG Bishop Youssef

ornament1 Leaving the world behind and following the calling in his heart, our beloved father joined the Syrian Monastery in the Nitrian Desert in 1986.

St. Demiana Bookstore

ornament1 Our online bookstore is coming soon.

St. Mary Retreat House

ornament1 Individuals who are looking to escape the worries and cares of the world and to spend quiet time in prayer and reflection with our Lord Jesus Christ, may come on a spiritual retreat at the convent.

Prayer Wall

ornament1 Our prayer wall is a place where your prayer requests are submitted and posted. We do this in order to allow others to share in the blessing of praying for one another.

Words of Wisdom

  • desert-mother-2Mother Syncletica

    Chastity,
    Humility,
    Love

    "If the enemy sows lust in us, God grants us the weapon of chastity; if he introduces pride within us, we find the weapon of humility within our reach; and if he arouses hatred, we face him with love.
  • desert-mother-2Mother Syncletica

    Obedience

    Obedience is a greater virtue than asceticism, however perfect. Asceticism carries within it the danger of pride, but obedience has within it the promise of humility.
  • 11_sept_theodora_of_alexandriaMother Theodora

    Stillness and prayer

    "Stillness and prayer are the best means for attaining virtues. Through them the brain is washed and achieves a pure and clear vision."

St. Mary & St. Demiana Convent

706-925-0895

convent@suscopts.org

330 Village Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern US

817-841-9353

admin@suscopts.org

P.O. Box 1005
Colleyville, TX 76034

St. Stephen Retreat Center

321-567-4961

sscc@suscopts.org

4951 S. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780

St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey

361-547-3257

abbey@suscopts.org

101 South Vista Drive
Sandia, TX 78383