Ukarimu Spirituality Centre
Ukarimu Spirituality Centre is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Kenya, East Africa. It was envisioned by the founding Sister as “a living house of prayer among the people.” From its earliest days in the mid-1980s, it has welcomed men and women religious and priests to come for retreats, workshops and days of prayer. Over the years, it has grown to welcome people of all faiths who desire to deepen their relationship with God and others.
Ukarimu Centre is an oasis of quiet and peace nestled in the Baraka hills in the Rift Valley Region of Kenya. Because it is situated about 8000 feet above sea level, its climate is cold in the mornings and evenings, but during the day, it reaches no more than 80 degrees.
After an extensive renovation in 2011, Ukarimu Centre now has forty rooms; all of them with their own bathrooms. Most rooms have two beds in the event of larger groups for workshops and seminars. All the corridors are closed in and this has increased the temperature considerably. There are two chapels, two conference rooms, three sitting rooms with open fire places, two small meeting rooms, and a spacious dining room overlooking the gardens. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped with winding paths, flowing streams, ponds and a prayer labyrinth.
The original chapel with a large window looking out over the beauty of creation is a special place of peace and quiet; and had not been touched by the recent renovations, except that only a new tiled roof has been added. This chapel is separate from the main building. The new chapel upstairs, for people who desire to pray at night, is another haven of peace and tranquility.
In our world today, people are seeking a place of quiet and prayer to reconnect with God and humanity. Many people come aside to rest in God’s presence for spiritual direction, individual guided retreats, group retreats, workshops and seminars to deepen their faith commitment in their places of work and in their families. Since the year 2000, we have offered a day of prayer for the religious and clergy in our area and over the years and, several lay people have chosen to pray on that day.
Walking Paths and Grounds
Chapel, Conference and Dining
Labyrinth and Prayer Spaces
For more information or to make a booking contact:
phone number: 011 254 716 502763