Sri Lanka - Monastery of Ampitiya, osb
Project 3428 - Language course
The Sylvestrine congregation has been present in Sri Lanka since 1875. This was its first foundation outside Italy. The growing number of young Indians joining the community made it possible to found rapidly in India. The priory at Ampitiya was set up on the outskirts of Kandy in 1927 and became the Mother House for the other houses that flourished from it in Sri Lanka.
The community is made up of forty-four brothers, including seven temporary professed monks and two novices. The brothers grow rice. They are involved in pastoral work, running parishes and a retreat centre.
Brother Shreen Lowe is professor of theology at the seminary in Kandy, and bursar of the community. He obtained his licentiate in dogmatic and sacramental theology at the University of Saint Anselm, Rome, where he is beginning a doctorate in the same course (2023-2026). To give him a little more fluency in the Italian language, Brother Shreen has enrolled for two months of study at the Urbania Language Centre. He will be staying with the Benedictine nuns in Urbania. Financial assistance will be needed for his enrolment and accommodation.
Requested amount: € 3,669