Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination
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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 Benedictine Saint who was a monk in the Benedictine Monastery of Worcester. Completing a successful novitiate he made his simple profession on 6th January 1958 and his Solemn Consecration as a Sylvestro Benedictine monk on 22nd of December 1963. He was ordained a Priest in the vineyard of the Lord by the saintly bishop Rt.Rev.Dr.Dom Bernard Regno OSB on 3rd December 1965. After Ordination he was sent to serve the people of the God. As a pastor he was an enthusiastic priest among God’s people. He was first appointed as the assistant parish priest of Wahakotte and then at Kandy Cathedral. Then he took over his duties as the parish priest of St. John the Baptist Parish in Kalutara North serving the faithful there with a great devotion. Even when he was transferred the parishioners wanted to keep him with them. Fr. Wulstan has served almost in all the OSB mission stations such as Katugastota, Padiwatta, Wahakotte, Rajagiriya and Puttalam. He celebrated his golden jubilee on the 12th of December 2015 at monte fano, the mother house in the presence of Bishop Cletus Perera OSB and all the monks. The Sylvestro Benedictine family extends their prayerful wishes to him on his golden Jubilee.