The Monastery : Montefano Our Mother House

pax_logoSt. Benedict refers to the monastery as the work shop of the Lord wherein the monk plies the tools of his spiritual craft. The family spirit forms the very core of the Benedictine life. St. Benedict’s idea of a monastery is that of a spiritual family where the Abbot is the father and the monks brethren in Christ.

Monte Fano is the mother house of the Sylvestro-Benedictine monks in Sri Lanka. Situated on the outskirts of Kandy, in a typical rural setting, Monte Fano stands in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Simple, yet majestic in appearance, it does lend enchantment to the landscape. Its remoteness from the city provides the seclusion and peace necessary for prayer and study, which the monk seek and its salubrious climate and fertile soil keep the inmates healthy and vigorous.

Visitors to the monastery have found the atmosphere awe-inspiring, but to the monks, it is their home on earth, in which is found a truly fraternal spirit and the near hundredfold, which Christ promised to those who, having left their homesteads and their possessions chose to follow Him in a life of dedicated service.

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Priory Elective Chapter 2019

The Elective Chapter of the Priory was held from 11-13 of December 2019 in the …
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Proclamation of the Jubilee Year

Description: The Sylvestro Benedictine Monks will be celebrating the 175th year of their presence and …
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Ordination of Bro. Ajantha Silva OSB to the Priesthood.

Rev. Deacon Ajantha Silva OSB was ordained a priest by Most.Rev.Dr. Valance Mendis, the bishop …
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Easter 2017

The Sacred Triduum was celebrated with all solemnity at Monte Fano. Many faithful, including members …
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Arrival of Abbot

The arrival of Most Rev.Abbot Michael Kelly along with Rev. Fr. Vincent at Monte Fano …
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The Feast of St. Sylvester 2016

The Feast of St. Sylvester Our Founder was celebrated on the 25th and the 26th …
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Christmas 2016

The Christmas 2016 was celebrated in the monastery with the participation of many faithful. Here …
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Offering of Sangika Dhana

We the monks offered Sangika Dhana (alms giving) to the Chief prelate and the Buddhist …
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Simple Profession of Madhushan Sandeepa Fernando

The simple profession of Novice Madhushan Sandeepa Fernando tool place on the 26th of September …
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Consecration of the Monastery to Virgin Mary, the Queen of Monks

The Monastery and the Priory was consecrated to Virgin Mary, the Queen of Monks in …
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Funeral of Fr. Bernad Regno Molligoda OSB

Fr. Bernard was a monk priest of our Conventual Priory. He was called into the …
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Silver Jubilee Celebration

Silver Jubilee celebration of Priesthood of Frs. Dom. Emil Joseph Anthonypillai OSB & Dom. Gregory …
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Online Playable Audio Tracks

  1. 01.Puer natus est nobis, introit in mode 7
  2. 02. Os iusti, gradual in mode
  3. 03 Christus factus est, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis, No 655
  4. 04 Mandatum novum do vobis, antiphon & Psalm 132 in Mode 3
  5. 05 Media vita in morte sumus, responsory in mode 4
  6. 06 Alleluia, beatus vir qui suffert, in mode 1
  7. 07 Spiritus Domini, introit in mode 8 (Liber Usualis, No 878b)
  8. 08 Improperium exspectavit cor meum, offertory in mode 8 for Palm Sunday





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