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St. John Paul II Sabbatical Center
What to do


Have a quality time to rest and space to read “ones own personal book” to be what you are made to be by God and the society you are called to serve.



A serene and peaceful place to work on personal development and rekindle your spiritual life by fostering a deeper love for God ,self and others.



Integrate your physical, emotional and spiritual life with apostolate calling through interacting with those in the same ministry. 

The Rt. Rev. James Maria Wainaina was consecrated and installed as the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Murang’a in 2009.

Dear to his heart and outreach activities was a retreat centre for priests & religious men. He yearned for a place where priests could rest and have space for personal development to rekindle their spiritual life 

In 2013 and with support of the Murang’a Diocese, the St. John Paul II sabbatical centre was officially opened.

Lectures and Training

For priests, religious men and women, our course focuses on personal, physical,spiritual and emotional growth, with emphasis on relationship with God, self , others and environment.

United in love
Rt. Rev James Maria Wainaina
Our Facilities
Delicious Dining

Enjoy a rich cuisine prepared by a qualified Chef, and  a well balanced nutrition plan. 

Restful Accommodation​

Here, you will enjoy self contained rooms that are hygienically maintained, offering that atmosphere of ‘home away from home’. Enjoy fast WI-FI speeds when you need to, for your research and knowledge.

About Us

St John Paul II Sabbatical Centre is a retreat centre in a serene environment, situated at Maragua, Muran’ga County. 

It was founded by Rt. Rev. James Maria Wainaina, the Bishop Catholic Diocese of Murang’a

It offers a peaceful atmosphere for priests and the religious, aiming integrate their physical, spiritual and emotional lives with the apostolate

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