September 11, 2008
Fr Tyrell Alles OSB, a Silvestrine Benedictine from Sri Lanka, has ended a two and a half year stay with us during which he studied for a doctorate in biblical studies at the Catholic University of America. His topic was the parable of the Prodigal Son as a theological narrative. On September 11 2008, he defended his thesis and was awarded a PhD summa cum laude. Fr. Tyrrell has now returned to Sri Lanka, in all probability to be novice master of the Silvestrine community at Kandy.