The convent was founded in 1996. In 1999 lower church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker was the first church to be completed in the complex. The upper church of Saint Elisabeth, above St Nicholas, was consecrated in 2005. The Psalter is read incessantly in St Nicholas Church. The sisterhood carries out a large and varied ministry with particular concern for people with special needs, both children and adults with disabilities and rehabilitation projects. Their work is supported by icon painting and a large range of other religious goods offered in an online catalog as well as on site and at other locales.