Those who intend to become Consolata Missionaries undergo a continuous and gradual process suitable for the various stages of formation and the degree of maturity of the individual. The fundamental dimensions of all stages of formation are: human maturity, intense spirituality, intellectual training, and formation in pastoral ministry and internationality. At the end of the theological and religious studies or specialization for brothers, we send students for pastoral Year before Final vows and ordination to Deaconate.
We have Four Seminaries or Formation Houses:
- Blessed Allamano Formation House (Propaedeutic) in Nyeri for 1year orientation programme.
- Consolata Seminary in Nairobi for Philosophy and Religious Studies for 3 years.
- Consolata Novitiate in Sagana for 1 year.
- Allamano Formation House for Theological Studies for 4 years.
Our Mission Animation and Vocation Promotion Centers
Mission Animation and vocation promotion is one of our missionary priorities. Mission animation is creating missionary awareness in the local church, youth apostolate, accompanying Consolata Friends and Lay Missionaries, developing Small Christian Communities and other Christian associations. Vocation animation on the other hand is geared towards helping Christians become aware of their call in life as: priest, religious, married, single and different ministries in the church. This understanding also implies praying for and nurturing vocations. Our centres for these purposes are coordinated at the regional office in Nairobi. The centres are:
- Consolata Youth Centre in Kiwanga – Uganda
- Consolata Animation Centre in Buoye – Kisumu
- Blessed Allamano Animation Centre in Runogone – Meru
Our Spiritual, Formation and Houses of Rest
- Bethany House is a Formation and Spiritual Centre for priests, religious, and lay people. It is managed by Consolata Missionaries at Sagana in the Catholic Diocese of Murang’a.
- Consolata Mombasa House is an ideal centre for holidays, suitable for individuals or groups intending to hold meetings, retreats, picnics, camping, weeding receptions and photo taking.
- Consolata Villas in Malindi offers holiday facility for religious, families, groups or individuals.