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Ampitiya (Sri Lanka, 2nd project)
[May 2024]

Studies in Church History

Sri Lanka - Monastery of Ampitiya OSB

Project 3536: Studies in Church History

The Sylvestrine congregation has been present in Sri Lanka since 1875 (Kandy). 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, as well as schools for the children of the poorest families.


Brother Kokila, a brilliant student, will finish his bachelor's degree in Theology in July 2024 at Saint-Anselme. For the needs of his community, he will start a degree in Church History at the Gregorian University in September 2024. Financial assistance will be needed to cover the tuition fees.

Financial support requested: 3,000 euros.

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