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My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, I welcome you all to a deep relationship with our Mighty Jesus through

From our pioneering missionaries as they set foot in Tanzania in 1979, to retreat Centres and prayer houses in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda: we have been reaching thousands of the faithful by the Grace of God.

As the pandemic of Covid19 has impacted the globe, through government action of social distancing, closure of churches, prayer meetings and general gatherings to contain the spread of this infectious disease, it has also brought about a challenge to the faithful to receive and hear the Word of our Mighty God.

After several hours of prayer, reflection, and discernment – The Lord has guided us to create this unique digital platform to reach all those in spiritual need.

Through technology, the Lord has bestowed his grace upon the faithful with the opportunity to read books, and articles and listen to audio recordings online and for FREE. These have been made available in various languages. The faithful can also keep up to date on daily readings with deep insight

reflections by Fr. (Dr.) John Parankimalil SDB and even watch our YouTube channel – (see videos). What’s more: you can have a one-on-one counseling session with Fr. (Dr.) Antony Parankimalil VC by booking an appointment (see counseling session) on any available free slot. He is available for 15-minute sessions on most Fridays between 9 pm and 11 pm East Africa Standard Time. This is open to anyone – anywhere in the world.

Please feel free to reach out to the intercessory team with your prayer and spiritual requests through emails, posts, sms, and on the website and our team will intercede for your prayer intentions daily, through the Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Divine mercy chaplet.

Please also review our program calendar so you don’t miss out on any retreats or programs that we may be conducting on an ongoing basis.

We will continuously update the site – and those who subscribe will receive not only the daily homily and reflections but also any new updates that our team will be undertaking through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Custodian – Fr. Antony

Fr. Dr. Antony Parankimalil VC (Fr. Shibu Sebastian) born on May 20, 1978, is a Catholic Priest belonging to the Vincentian Congregation in India. Ordained on December 28, 2004, he started his ministry at Tabor Divine Retreat Centre in Mumbai.

He then moved to Kenya in different capacities, first as Rector of the Vincentian Theology Students, then as Director of Vincentian Prayer House at Lavington and from 2010 was in charge of the Vincentian Retreat Centre, Thika. After 8 years of ministry work in Kenya, he moved to Rome and completed his Master’s and then PhD in Spiritual Theology at Angelicum University. He has worked as an assistant. Director and Procurator at the Divine Mercy Prayer Centre in New Jersey and as the Director of Carmel Divine Retreat Centre in Darlington, U.K.

Currently, he is the Superior and Director at the Vincentian Retreat Centre, Entebbe and works as a part-time Lecturer at the University of Kisubi in Uganda. He is also preparing to start a new Divine Retreat Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.

He has also travelled extensively to preach the Good News, spanning five continents including the US, Australia, Europe, China, South Korea, Mexico, UAE, Bahrain, Singapore and most of the African continent.

Divine Retreat Centre Kigali Outreach Retreat at Nyagahanga parish on their 75 years
The Director

Vincentian Retreat Centre

Entebbe, P.B. No.200, Uganda

Verse of the day

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.


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P.O. Box.200, Bugonga, Uganda

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Cyeru-Kanzenzen, Bugesera, Rwanda.

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