Centre Christus for webCentre Christus is a retreat house and a centre for various religious events such as recollections, seminars on the Bible and training in the spiritual exercises.

The Centre occupies a serene and wooded property on the hillside of Remera, in Kigali City. It welcomes everyone desiring to engage in private prayer, guided retreats or weekends of recollection. It has newly refurbished accommodation facilities, with a 45-room capacity.

Six Jesuits are present at the Centre and are assisted by a community of four Benebikira Sisters and a number of lay collaborators.


Emmaus for web 2Centre Emmaus is situated on Kiriri hill, five kilometers from the City of Bujumbura, near the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The Centre was founded in 1984, and has been in operation with since then except for a brief interruption between 1987 and 1988 when the government of Burundi expelled all Catholic missionaries.

Today, the Centre counts three Jesuits assisted by three sisters of the Bene-Tereziya congregation and a team of ten lay collaborators.

The Centre comprises 40 guest rooms, three halls, a dining hall and two chapels. It offers recollections in Kirundi and French, guided retreats, and workshops on Ignatian spirituality. Four times in a year, the centre offers Spiritual Exercises one in French and three in Kirundi. It is possible, however, to have an individually directed retreat throughout the year. During Christmas and Easter seasons, the Centre organizes special gatherings such as Days of prayer and training for youth, targeting particularly those discerning their vocation.






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