Tomesti is situated in N-E of Romania, 10 km from the city of Iasi and 12 km to the east is the Republic of Moldova. Tomesti is a large village with 20,000 people, with individual houses and 42 blocks of flats. The Gràdiniţa is situated in the middle of the blocks of flats.
In 2002 the Sisters of St. Paul were invited to maintain and run a Gràdiniţa in Tomesti. They acccepted the invitation and two sisters arrived in Tomesti in 2003 and opened the Gràdiniţa in October 2003.
The Catholic population is small in a predominantly Orthodox area. Gràdiniţa "Fericitul Ieremia" is a Catholic Gràdiniţa with places for 70 children of different denominations. Our work is ecumenical. As well as running the Gràdiniţa the Sisters are involved in Parish work.