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Archbishop Rajinth establishes 1st Catholic monastery

Mar 12, 2010 8:18:29 AM - thecolombotimes.com

Sri Lanka’s leading prelate has founded the first Christian monastery in his largely Buddhist nation. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, who served as secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments from 2005 to 2009, has erected a diocesan institute of contemplative life whose initial members are one Austrian and three Sri Lankans from Heiligenkreuz Abbey in Austria.