Sister concern of Sehion Ministries
Marian Renewal Centre is a Bethel for those who seek God as it originated with a vision to evangelize the entire world through prayer and proclamation. It aims at imparting Gospel values in the people of God through retreats, seminars, workshops and spiritual counseling. Its mission is to help and motivate the people to lead an exemplary Christo-centric life in this fast growing modern world.
Marian Renewal Centre is the sister concern of Sehion Ministries, serving under the patronage of His Excellency Mar Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palakkad Diocese, nourishing with the guidance of Rev.Fr.Xavier Khan Vattayil and growing under the blissful leadership of Rev.Fr.Reni Pullukalayil of Palakkad diocese from it’s very inception.
It had a very humble beginning at the diocesan Pastoral centre, Palakkad in the year 2009.
Trusting in the Divine providence of God the centre started working. God strengthened Rev.Fr.Reni Pullukalayil and team to carry on this mission, facing the challenges of place, personnel and source of income. Later, it was shifted to Yuvakshethra College at Mundur and from there to Priest Home at Malampuzha, Palakkad. Residing over there, the team travelled to different places to conduct retreats and seminars as there was no place to conduct residential retreats. As a result of continuous prayer and penance of it’s pioneer members, at last the ministry could settle at Dhoni, a small village at the outskirts of Palakkad town. The formal establishment of Marian Renewal Centre took place on May 28, 2012 at the newly constructed building at Dhoni. The grateful memory of late Fr. Sebastian Thayyil was instrumental in the development of this centre, for it was his property at Dhoni the diocese could build this centre.
At present, there are 3 priests, more than 35 religious sisters from different congregations and many lay ministers in this centre, serving zealously for the glory of God. Now, the centre can accommodate more than 200 people at a time. Even though it began as a centre for children, there are retreats for laity, religious sisters, priests, deacons, seminarians and formies. Many people, especially religious come here for a temporary period for prayer and get spiritual renewal. There are programmes like campus ministry, training for gifted counselling , 50 days prayer, one year prayer, Theology courses, one year juniorate course, six months renewal course etc., in order to support the world evangelization. It is run by the providence of God alone through the support given by benefactors.