Benedictine nuns of Wennapuwa (Sri Lanka)
Project 6643 - Acquisition of an Altar Bread Cutter
The Congregation of Benedictine Nuns Mater Unitatis was founded by Mother Maria Joanna Dora in Sardinia (Italy) on October 29, 1948. The growing number of nuns, Mother Dora decided to implant monastic life in different countries. At the invitation of the bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka), six Italian nuns founded in 1952 in Wennapuwa. In 1957, the first Sri Lankan made her first profession. In 1972, the community of Wennapuwa founded a second community in the same diocese at Nainamadama (St William Monastery).
In 2014, the community included thirteen nuns. The sisters make altar bread, clothes and liturgical cloths. They have a vegetable garden and an orchard for the needs of the community, and a guesthouse to welcome religious, priests and laity.
The altar bread cutter is thirty-five years old and needs many repairs. It would be preferable to replace it. The cost of purchasing and transporting from Italy to Sri Lanka is estimated at 13,000 euros.
Requested amount: 13,000 euros.