In the clearing near the Izvorul Tămăduirii monastery, there is a place for camping, where the people of Macine go to spend time in the middle of nature, on the occasion of various holidays. At the end of the clearing, at the foot of the Măcin mountains, there is a spring called the Healing Fountain.
On the first Friday after Easter, when Orthodox Christians celebrate the Healing Spring, a service takes place at the Healing Well.
The legend of this place is a sad one. It is said that, many years ago, in the place where Măcin is now, the shepherd Stroe lived with his wife. Wealthy family, all they lacked was a child. After many prayers, they had a beautiful and kind girl. Having reached the age of marriage, the young lady lost her parents, but not her faith in God, trying, even after the death of her family, to keep the promise made, that of always being good. Not at all sociable, the girl always stayed in the house, praying. Some of the inhabitants of that area called it “Saint of Stroe”.
At one point, a pestilence came over the village and many of the peasants’ children got sick from colds and died. Some peasants believed that the “Saint of Stroe” was to blame for what happened and, one night, some men kidnapped the girl, took her to the forest, killed her and buried her next to a rock shaded by towering trees.
The next day, a clear spring gushed out near the rock, and any sick person who drank or washed with the spring water was miraculously cured. Next, there is this custom of taking water from the Healing Well.