In July 2016, Vitorchiano Community receieved an invitation from the Bishop of Bragança-Miranda (Portugal) to found a Monastery in his Diocese.
On December 22, 2016, the Community of Vitorchiano, with an exploritory vote, declared itself open to make a foundation and acepted the gift of land offered.
The Community of Frattocchie, by a positive vote on April 30, 2017, agreed to assume the future Paternity of Monastery. On the 3 May 2017 the Community of Vitorchiano took the canonical vote to found the monasttery of “Santa Maria Mãe da Igreja” in Portugal.
On September 21, 2017, the General Chapter accepted Vitorchiano’s request and agreed to the foundation.
On January 26, 2018, the group of 10 foundresses was formed.
In the following years, the future guest house was built, which will serve as a previsional monastery, while the construction of the actual monastery will proceed.
In October / November 2020, the 10 foundresses, in three groups, reached the place of the foundation and began Regular life.