It is considered that the church originates from the first half of the 15th century.
People believe that the monastery was founded during the reign of king Milutin in the 15th century and that the founder was St.Nikodim, a favourite of king Milutin.
There are no remnants of the old monastery. It was torn down between World War I and World War II. The monastery has had the current appearance since 1837, and in 1856 the monastery doss house was built.
Vratna is the temple for the village of the same name and is in fact subordinated to the nearby Bukovo monastery.