The Benedictine Volunteer Corps

Prayer, Service, and Community Living Worldwide to Transform Lives

Kappadu, Kandy, and Bangalore

As the sites in Kandy and Bangalore are new, accounts of the life and work of SJBVC volunteers will be added as the volunteers create their new experiences. For these Johnnies, part of the year is spent in Kappadu, where volunteers have been stationed before (see below,) and then Kandy, and the final part of the year is spent in Bangalore. 

 



Saint Thomas Benedictine Abbey
Kappadu, India

 

St. Thomas Benedictine Abbey in Kappadu was founded by three monks from the Benedictine Monastery of Asirvanam. It was raised to the status of an Abbey in November 2004. St. Thomas has already opened four new houses in various dioceses since 2004. All of the communities render whatever services needed to the local churches and societies. There are now twenty-five priests and forty-five young men at various levels of formation who are members of St. Thomas.

Work of the SJBVC

Benedictine Volunteers live in the abbey and share the life of the community, participating in the Syro-Malabar liturgy, eating meals with monks in silence, and following the schedule of the community. The main work of the Benedictine Volunteers is teaching English to monks at Kappadu.

Those Who Have Served

2012-2013: Moses Adeagbo and Aaron Stolte

2013-2014: Martin Herrmann and Ethan Howard

2014-2015: Brandon Dorsey and Lukas Ramsey

2016-2017:  Gabe Hanson and Jon Litchy



St. Sylvester's Monastery
Ampitiya (Kandy), Sri Lanka

THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

2016-2017:  Gabe Hanson and Jon Litchy

 


ASIRVANAM BENEDICTINE MONASTERY
BANGALORE, INDIA

THOSE WHO HAVE SERVE

2016-2017:  Gabe Hanson and Jon Litchy