Adisham Feast 2016

Adisham Feast 2016 The Feats of St. Benedict was celebrated at “St. Beneedict’s Minastery”, Adisham on the 18th of July presided over by Most. Rev. Dr. Winston Fernando SSS, the Bishop of Badulla and in the presence of Most. Rev. Dr. Cletus Perera OSB, the Bishop of Ratnapura. Many priests and religious from the diocese…

50th Profession Anniversary of Fr. Gregory Leonidas

50th Profession Anniversary of Fr. Gregory Leonidas Maurice Leonidas was born on the 13th of October 1945 at Kandy. He was received to the Monastery by Very Rev. Fr. Aiden de Silva OSB, the Superior Major, in 1965 and received the monastic habit. He began the novitiate in the same year. On completing a year…

The Archives at Monte Fano

The Archives at Monte Fano “In books lies the soul of the whole PastTime; the articulate audible voice of thePast, when the body and the materialsubstance of it has altogether vanishedlike a dream.All that mankind has done, thought,gained or been: it is lying as in magicpreservation in the pages of books” (Thomas Carlyle in ‘The…

Wahacotte June Feast, 2016

The Annual June Feast at Wahacotte The June feats at Wahacotte was held on the 18th and 19th of June presided over by Most. Rev. Vianney Fernando the Bishop of Kandy. Many pilgrims flocked to Wahacotte in thousands to pay homage to the most popular saint in Sri Lanka, St. Anthony of Paduwa. The National…

Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination

Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr. Dom. Wulstan Fernando OSB Earnest Anthony Fernando was born on the 19th of November 1933 at Lunawa, Moratuwa. He entered the Monastery in 1956. He received his monastic habit when he began the novitiate on 5th of January 1957 and was given the name “Wulstan” after the…

Feast of St. Sylvester 2015

The Solemnity of our Holy Founder St. Sylvester Abbot was held on the 25th and 26th of November. On the 25th evening all the monks gathered at our monastic chapel to sing the vespers in Latin and at the end each monk came in procession to kiss the relic of St. Sylvester which is a…

Eththukala Visit

Visit to St. Sylvester’s Church, Eththukala The monks visited the Eththukala Church in Negombo, which is the only Church in Sri Lanka build in hounor of Our Holy Father St. Sylvester, Abbot on the 14 and 15th of November 2015 with the sacred relic of the Saint.Eththkala community is still a sub-station under the Sea…

50th Profession Anniversary

Fr. Hilarion Fernando OSB celebrated 50 years in monastic life on the 29th of August 2015 in the parish of St. John the Baptist in Koo Wee Rup, Victoria,Australia. Fr. Hilarion is one of our senior and a much loved priest-monks. At present he is serving in the diocese of Sale, Australia. He has been…

Annual Retreat 2015

The annual retreat of the Priory was held from the 17th to the 21st of August at St. Sylvester’s Monastery, Monte Fano, Ampitiya, Kandy. It was preached by our Confrere Rev. Fr. Mathew Molath OSB from the Navajeevan Priory, Vijayawada, India. Fr. Mathew is a Biblical Scholar and has earned His Licentiate from the Pontifical…

Embracing Monastic Life

Three novices made their Simple Profession on the 18th of July 2015 at the hands of the Conventual Prior Fr. Shamindra Jayawardena OSB at Monte Fano, Ampitiya:Yohan Wickramasekara from Panadura, Miguel Casiechitty from Rajagiriya and Kokila Fernando from Katukurunda. All three come from the Archdiocese of Colombo. It was a great day for the Priory…