Sylvestrine Congregation of the Benedictine Order (O.S.B. Silv.)


Also known as: Congregazione Benedettina Silvestrina (Italiano) / Kongregacja św. Sylwestra z Montefano (polski) / Congregatio Silvestrina Ordinis Sancti Benedicti (latine)


Type: Monastic Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Confederation: Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life



Contact Info

Address: Monastero Santo Stefano Protomartire, Via S. Stefano del Cacco, 26, 00186 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.679.38.60


Abbot General:AustraliaAbbot Michael George Kelly, O.S.B. Silv.Abbot Michael George Kelly, O.S.B. Silv. (2007.09 – ...)

Past Superiors

Abbot General:USAAbbot Leo Cornelli, O.S.B. Silv. (1959.10.18 – 1966.01.05)


Founder:ItalySaint Abbot Silvestro Guzzolini, O.S.B. Silv. (1231)

Other Former Members (1)

>2002: ItalyFr. Ugo Paoli, O.S.B. Silv., Vice-Prefect of Vatican Secret Archives

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

Sri LankaBishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B. Silv. (76)Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B. Silv. (76), Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

Deceased Bishops (8 Bishops)

1982: Sri LankaBishop Leo Nanayakkara, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka)

1977: Sri LankaBishop Bernardo Regno, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

1935: Sri LankaBishop Bede Beekmeyer, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

1911: Sri LankaBishop Clemente Pagnani, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

1879: Sri LankaBishop Hilarion Silani, O.S.B. Silv., Vicar Apostolic of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

1860: Sri LankaBishop Giuseppe Maria Bravi, O.S.B. Silv., Vicar Apostolic of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

1701: ItalyBishop Lorenzo Kreutter de Corvinis, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Vieste (Italy)

1649: ItalyBishop Giovanni Domenico Morula, O.S.B. Silv., Bishop of Polignano

Saints (1)

1267: ItalySaint Silvestro Guzzolini, abbot

Blesseds (2)

1290: ItalyBlessed Giovanni del Bastone, priest

1270: ItalyBlessed Ugo degli Atti, religious

Australia Australia

Italy Italy


Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 24

Members: 201 (136 priests)



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