Congregations

71. BENEDICTINE NUNS OF MOTHER OF UNITY

(MATHER UNITATIS)
ST. HELEN’S BENEDICTINE MONASTERY
CHILAW DIOCESE – LATIN RITE

Helen Mawatha
Wennappuwa
Srilanka
Tel : 0094 031-2255467
Email : helencon@sltnet.com

Founded on 11.04.1952.

In 1952 by the invitation of Bishop Edmond Peris, six Italian nuns from Sardinia came to Sri-Lanka and put the first foundation in Wennappuwa in the diocese of Chilaw.

In 14.06.1990 the new monastery chapel was blessed by Bishop Franck Marcus Fernando.

In 1999 the community became independent (Sui-iuris) from the mother house and officially declared in 11.04.2002 by Bishop Frank Marcus Fernando together with the Golden jubilee celebration.

Activities of the nuns are making alter bread, vestments and other church requirements.

Generalate
Monastero Benedettine
Mater Unitatis
08020, Lodine (Nu)
Sardinia, Italy
Tel.0039 – 0784-52265
Email- munitatis@tiscali.it

Sr. M. Sylvester Jayakody
Prioress Elected 04.08.2009

Solemny Professed Sisters : 9

Location in Wennappuwa

By Air :

From Colombo air-port take the Chilaw bus and get down from Wennappwa, near St. Joseph Vaz College and walk along Helen’s road to the Monastery.


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