Formation (St. Vincent Depaul Seminary)

DePaul Centre Seminar

Our seminary is one of the key pillars of Vincentian heritage in Kenya. This seminary which is located on Langata Rd, Nairobi has hosted all the ordained confreres in Kenya. The seminary now clocks close to 2decades of existence and growth. Many aspiring vocations have come through our gates and a significant number are ordained or incorporated in our institute, suffice to say many inspiring Formators have attended to the students at DePaul Centre.

The seminary houses students at all levels of formation, that is, Initiates, Associates, internal seminary, admitted and incorporated members. There are three significant buildings in the compound, that is, the Damascus house which houses the internal seminary and a wing for the MICoF program, the Administration building which is basically an office and residence for the community members, and the renown Ravasi Hall which houses the students and few formators. Other important buildings are the Chapel and kitchen. At DePaul Centre we also have the Woodworking shop where Bro. Jim trains young men with wood working skills.

DePaul is adjacent to the Daughters of Charity. Our communities interact oftentimes for purposes of growing together in charity and charism. Some of the areas they collaborate is liturgical exercises and workshops. The collaborative efforts at play helps our students and confreres as well as the Daughters to discern better ways of living out the Vincentian Vocation. There are hosts of workers at DePaul at any given time. This places our seminary at a vantage point of charitable interaction with the laity which only adds great value to our formation ideals. DePaul Centre is on the rise as they implement their strategic plan recently ratified.

They aim at reaching out their goals in evangelization and formation. It is worth noting that DePaul has one of the most ordered and progressive formation program in the country and the Region. We would like to invite many Vincentians to visit and have an experience at DePaul Centre. It is a place of renewal, hope, and evangelization.