Mother Abbess Alexandra
Ileana, Princess of Romania
1909-1991
 

Princess Ileana was the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania. After marriage and raising six children, she became a novice at the Monastery of the Veil in Bussy, France in 1961. She professed monastic vows there in 1967 and later that year founded The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvaniathe first English speaking Orthodox monastery for women in the United States. She fell asleep in the Lord on January 21, 1991 and is buried at the monastery she founded.