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Vincentian Retreat Centre Thika


Established Year2011
PatronSt. Vincent De Paul
Diocese Nairobi
AddressVincentian Fathers, P.O. Box No.2009-01000, Thika, Nairobi Thika Highway, Kenya, East Africa.
Phone00254 706128129
Email $ Webwww.vrcthika.org ;
CountryKenya
Members

MEMBERS

01. Fr. Chittadiyil Martin - Administrator

02. Fr. Kocholickal George - Director

03. Fr. Moonjely George - Associate Director & Preaching Ministry

Institutions

INSTITUTION

01. Vincentian Retreat Centre (VRC)

Description

HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES

Vincentian Retreat Centre, Thika, is situated in the land donated by a rich man called John Thuo nearby the Thika-Nairobi highway. Rev. Fr. Varghese Parappuram, the Superior General of the Vincentian Congregation laid the foundation stone of the Retreat Centre on 19th March 2011. We started the First Friday program and immediately it began to attract thousands. Now we have a retreat hall which can accommodate 6500 people and on every first Friday it is full. His Excellency Bishop David Kamau, Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi Archdiocese, blessed the Prayer Hall and Rev. Fr. Paul Puthuva, Provincial Superior, inaugurated the Retreat Centre on 4th November 2011. The residential Retreats were started in the year 2013. It is the only Retreat Centre in Kenya at present which can accommodate 1,400 residential retreatants. April 04, 2014 was a historical day for the Vincentian Ministries in Kenya, as the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, visited Retreat Centre and approved our missionary work of evangelization in this country. The President inaugurated the Second phase of our auditorium. The Auditorium was blessed by Very Rev. Fr Varghese Parappuram, the Superior General of the Vincentian Congregation. We conduct residential retreats twice a month. People of all walks of life support the centre.